- Debriding is defined as the cutting away of dead tissue, contaminated tissue or foreign material to keep a wound from getting infected.
An example of debriding is removing part of the skin around an arm wound to prevent an infection.
Variant of debridement
Origin: ; from French débridement ; from débrider, to cut away tissue, literally , to unbridle ; from de- (see de-) plush bride, bridle ; from Middle High German bridel, akin to Middle English
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