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Meaning of Band-Aid

Band-Aid

Pronunciation: (band'ād"), [key]
—n.
  1. (often l.c.)a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need: The proposed reform isn't thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid.
—adj.
  1. (often l.c.)serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution: band-aid measures to solve a complex problem.
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