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.
- Present participle of debride.
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