noun. surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing.
- surgical process
- surgical procedure
- major surgery
- serial operation
- asynchronous operation
- synchronous operation
- débridement (French)
Example sentences of the word debridement
Doctors perform surgery to drain pockets of infection from the area and remove any diseased bone (debridement surgery).
2. Noun, singular or mass
Perform another form of mechanical debridement that will pull the dead skin away from your wound if you have access to a physical therapy facility.