open

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1open

adj \ˈō-pən\

Definition of OPEN

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a : not covered, enclosed, or scabbed over <an open lesion> <an open running ulcer> b : not involving or encouraging a covering (as by bandages or overgrowth of tissue) or enclosure <open treatment of burns> c : relating to or being a compound fracture d : being an operation or surgical procedure in which an incision is made such that the tissues and organs are fully exposed—compare open-heart
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: shedding the infective agent to the exterior <open tuberculosis>—compare closed 3
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a : unobstructed by congestion or occlusion <open sinuses> b : not constipated <open bowels>
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: using a minimum of physical restrictions and custodial restraints on the freedom of movement of the patients or inmates <an open psychiatric ward>

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