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draw

play
verb \ˈdrȯ\

Medical Definition of draw

drew \ˈdrü\play drawn \ˈdrȯn\play draw·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to cause to move toward or localize in a surface <using a poultice to draw inflammation to a head>; especially :  to cause (an unwanted element) to depart (as from the body or a lesion) <this will help draw the poison>

  3. 2:  inhale <she drew a deep breath>

  4. 3:  to remove the viscera of :  eviscerate

  5. intransitive verb

  6. 1:  to cause local congestion :  induce blood or other body fluid to localize at a particular point :  be effective as a blistering agent or counterirritant—used of a poultice and comparable means of medication

  7. 2of a lesion :  to become localized—used in the phrase draw to a head





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