écrasement

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

écrasement (plural écrasements)

  1. (surgery) Operation of removing a part, as a tumor, by a wire or chain loop gradually tightened so as to cut slowly through its attachment.
    • 1871, James Marion Sims, Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery, § II., page #92:
      Her physicians consented to its écrasement, which occupied ten or twelve minutes.

References[edit]

  • écrasement in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

écrasement m (plural écrasements)

  1. crushing
  2. crash (of an airplane)

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