de·​bride·​ment | \ di-ˈbrēd-mənt How to pronounce debridement (audio) , dā-, -ˌmänt, dā-brēd-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce debridement (audio) \

Definition of debridement

: the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue

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debride \ di-​ˈbrēd How to pronounce debride (audio) , dā-​ How to pronounce debride (audio) \ transitive verb

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Brown likely has had or will need a debridement procedure to hasten recovery. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Questions abound regarding Antonio Brown’s grotesque-looking foot condition," 3 Aug. 2019 His treatment included having his jaw re-set, dental extraction, and debridement (removal) of weak tissue. Maggie O'neill,, "This Is What Happens When an E-Cigarette Explodes in Your Mouth," 19 June 2019 By the end, debridement was a more relevant term to the team than defense, given the joint cleanup surgeries done to Covington, Rose and Teague. Dave Campbell, The Seattle Times, "Wolves seek establishment of stability, return to playoffs," 11 Apr. 2019 The Polish government insists its actions are a necessary debridement of the judiciary’s rotten corpus. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "If America Is Divided, So Is Europe," 6 July 2018 Canares sedated Joe, who required the removal of dead and contaminated skin, a procedure called debridement. Meredith Cohn,, "With 4th of July come warnings about dangers from fireworks," 28 June 2018 The team said Thursday that Nowitzki underwent a procedure to clear out unhealthy tissue, called surgical debridement. Houston Chronicle, "Dirk Nowitzki's 20th season with Mavericks ends early after surgery," 5 Apr. 2018 Frank Jackson medical update: The Pelicans announced on Monday that rookie guard Frank Jackson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a successful scar tissue removal, debridement and injection to his right foot. William Guillory,, "3 games, 3 nights: Pelicans prepare for rare homestand with playoffs in the balance," 20 Mar. 2018 Some research efforts are focusing on enzymatic debridement techniques that help eradicate dead or necrotic tissue more rapidly and maybe – maybe – less painfully. Sandy Bauers,, "5 questions with an expert in healing the most painful of injuries," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of debridement

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for debridement

French débridement, from débrider to remove adhesions, literally, to unbridle, from Middle French desbrider, from des- de- + bride bridle, from Middle High German brīdel — more at bridle

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de·​bride·​ment | \ di-ˈbrēd-mənt How to pronounce debridement (audio) , dā- How to pronounce debridement (audio) , -ˌmänt, -ˌmäⁿ\

Medical Definition of debridement

: the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue

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