- 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
Surgery the cutting away of dead or contaminated tissue or foreign material from a wound to prevent infection
Origin of debridement; from French débridement ; from débrider, to cut away tissue, literally , to unbridle ; from de- (see de-) + bride, bridle ; from Middle High German bridel, akin to Middle English