[ dih-breed-muh nt, dey- ]
/ dɪˈbrid mənt, deɪ- /


surgical removal of foreign matter and dead tissue from a wound.

Origin of debridement

1835–45; < French débridement, equivalent to débride(r) to take away the bridle, Middle French desbrider (des- de- + brider, derivative of bride bridle) + -ment -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for debridement

/ (dɪˈbriːdmənt, deɪ-) /


the surgical removal of dead tissue or cellular debris from the surface of a wound

Word Origin for débridement

C19: from French, from Old French desbrider to unbridle, from des- de- + bride bridle
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Medical definitions for debridement

[ dā′brēd-mäɴ, dĭ-brēdmənt ]


The removal of dead or contaminated tissue and foreign matter from a wound, especially by excision.
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