Etymology
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debridement (n.)

"removal of damaged tissue from a wound," 1839, from French débridement, literally "an unbridling," from débrider "to unbridle," from dé- (see de-) + bride "bridle," from a Germanic source akin to Middle High German bridel (see bridle (n.)). Related: debride, debriding.

updated on July 05, 2018

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Definitions of debridement from WordNet

debridement (n.)
surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing;
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