third-degree burn
noun Date: 1930 a severe burn characterized by destruction of the skin through its deeper layers and possibly into underlying tissues, loss of fluid, and sometimes shock

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  • third degree burn — (medicine) The three categories of seriousness of a burn, third degree being most serious ● degree …   Useful english dictionary

  • third-degree burn — noun count a very serious burn on your body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • third-degree burn — third′ degree burn′ n. pat See under burn I, 26) • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • third-degree burn — n. see BURN1 (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • third-degree burn — third de·gree burn thərd di .grē n a severe burn characterized by destruction of the skin through the depth of the dermis and possibly into underlying tissues, loss of fluid, and sometimes shock * * * a burn that destroys both the epidermis and… …   Medical dictionary

  • third-degree burn — third and most serious kind of burn, extremely serious scalding of the skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • third-degree burn — noun burn characterized by destruction of both epidermis and dermis • Hypernyms: ↑burn * * * noun : a burn characterized by destruction of the skin through the depth of the derma and possibly into underlying tissues, loss of fluid, and sometimes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • third-degree burn — noun A severe burn that destroys skin and underlying tissue and exposes nerve endings …   Wiktionary

  • third-degree burn — noun (C) the most serious kind of burn, that goes right through your skin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • third-degree burn — Pathol. See under burn1 (def. 47). [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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