second-degree burn

noun

Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

Examples of second-degree burn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most commonly, an at-home waxing mishap causes a first or second-degree burn. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Treat Burns At Home When Your At-Home Wax Goes Awry," 14 Oct. 2020 The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and first- and second-degree burns, according to police. Jim Walsh, USA TODAY, "She wanted a late-night hookup, but he fell asleep. So she burned his house down, police say," 16 Aug. 2019 One man placed in a scalding bath or shower went to the hospital with second-degree burns. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Beatings, Burns and Betrayal: The Willowbrook Scandal’s Legacy," 21 Feb. 2020 The child is still recovering from second-degree burns caused by the incident, police said. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Carrollton woman arrested after police say she put 3-year-old in scalding bathwater," 27 Feb. 2020 And in 2017, a Manhattan man, 69, ended up in a hospital burn unit with second-degree burns over his entire back, groin, calves and feet; he had been placed in a scalding tub or shower. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Beatings, Burns and Betrayal: The Willowbrook Scandal’s Legacy," 21 Feb. 2020 Villalaz suffered second-degree burns on his face and third-degree burns on his neck, as well as irritation to his left eye. BostonGlobe.com, "A 61-year-old white man who is accused of splashing acid on a Hispanic man’s face and telling him to go back to his country has been charged with a hate crime by prosecutors in Milwaukee.," 8 Nov. 2019 Mahud Villalaz, 42, suffered second-degree burns on his face, Fox 6 reported. Fox News, "Wisconsin man suffers second-degree burns in acid attack, police say," 4 Nov. 2019 The 46-year-old woman was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition with burns to her face, arms and legs, while the 42-year-old man was found in the backyard with first and second-degree burns. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Gas explosion obliterates Detroit house, kills 1 and injures 2 others," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of second-degree burn

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Second-degree burn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-degree%20burn. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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second-degree burn

noun

Medical Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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