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n. - Surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing.

Usage examples (35)
  • Webb underwent a surgery known as a debridement, which cleaned up his rotator cuff and labrum.
  • Pollyanna spent six weeks in hospital, going to the operating theatre for 'debridement'
  • Webb had shoulder surgery in August, a so-called "debridement" procedure that amounted to a clean-up of his rotator cuff and labrum.
  • Maggots were The Wonder treatment during the Napoleonic wars for wound debridement. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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