first-degree burn
noun Date: circa 1929 a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • first degree burn — first degree burn, first degree murder see under ↑degree • • • Main Entry: ↑first …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-degree burn — n a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues * * * a burn that affects the epidermis only, causing erythema and in some cases mild edema, without vesiculation …   Medical dictionary

  • first-degree burn — first′ degree burn′ n. pat See under burn I, 26) • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • first-degree burn — [fʉrst′di grē′] n. see BURN1 (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • first-degree burn — noun burn causing redness of the skin surface • Hypernyms: ↑burn • Hyponyms: ↑sunburn, ↑erythema solare * * * noun : a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-degree burn — noun A mild burn that causes redness of the skin but no blistering …   Wiktionary

  • first-degree burn — Pathol. See under burn1 (def. 47). [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • first-degree — first de gree adj [only before noun] 1.) first degree burn a burn that is not very serious 2.) first degree murder AmE murder of the most serious type, in which someone deliberately kills someone else →↑manslaughter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-degree — first de gree adj [only before noun] 1.) first degree burn a burn that is not very serious 2.) first degree murder AmE murder of the most serious type, in which someone deliberately kills someone else →↑manslaughter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first degree murder — first degree burn, first degree murder see under ↑degree • • • Main Entry: ↑first …   Useful english dictionary

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