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[pa-rey] /paˈreɪ/
[ahn-brwaz] /ɑ̃ˈbrwaz/ (Show IPA),
1510–90, French surgeon. Unabridged
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  • Paré, however, met with the usual fate of innovators and reformers.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • We cannot move the Admiral; Paré will not answer for his life if he is moved.

    For The Admiral W.J. Marx
  • Paré was one of the first army-surgeons who exploded this barbarous practice.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
  • "Your reign is over, gentlemen," said Catherine to the two Guises, seeing from Paré's manner that there was now no hope.

British Dictionary definitions for Paré


/French pare/
Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510–90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization


verb (transitive)
to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
to decrease bit by bit
Derived Forms
parer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready
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Word Origin and History for Paré



"to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.

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Paré in Medicine

Paré Pa·ré (pä-rā'), Ambroise. 1517?-1590.

French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.

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