mid-14c., from Old French entencion "stretching, intensity, will, thought" (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) "a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention," noun of action from intendere "to turn one's attention," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
healing by second intention n.
Union of two granulating surfaces accompanied by suppuration and delayed closure. Also called secondary adhesion, secondary union.
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn'shən)
An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.