stab wound

stab wound
noun also stab incision
: a small surgical opening made into the abdominal cavity for drainage or other purpose

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  • stab wound — stab wounds N COUNT A stab wound is a wound that someone has when they have been stabbed with a knife …   English dictionary

  • stab wound — n a small surgical incision (as for drainage) made by a thrust with a sharp instrument called also stab incision …   Medical dictionary

  • stab wound drain — drainage accomplished by bringing out the drain through a small separate wound adjacent to the major operative incision …   Medical dictionary

  • stab incision — n STAB WOUND …   Medical dictionary

  • stab — I UK [stæb] / US verb Word forms stab : present tense I/you/we/they stab he/she/it stabs present participle stabbing past tense stabbed past participle stabbed * 1) [transitive] to kill or hurt someone by pushing a knife or other sharp object… …   English dictionary

  • stab — stab1 [ stæb ] verb * 1. ) transitive to kill or hurt someone by pushing a knife or other sharp object into their body: His brother was stabbed in the hand. stab someone to death: One fan was stabbed to death in a fight between gangs. a ) to push …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stab — Synonyms and related words: Judas kiss, abrade, abrasion, ache, acute pain, afflict, aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, approach, assay, attempt, auger, barb the dart, bark, bayonet, betray, betrayal, bid, bite, blemish, blind guess, bloody, bold… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wound — Synonyms and related words: abrade, abrasion, abscess, abuse, ache, aching, afflict, affront, aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, aposteme, barb the dart, bark, bed sore, befoul, bewitch, bite, blain, bleb, blemish, blight, blister, bloody, blow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stab — 01. The victim was [stabbed] in the chest with a large kitchen knife. 02. The politician was yelling at the crowd, and [stabbing] the air with his finger. 03. A young man was [stabbed] to death by another teenager during a fight at a local high… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • wound*/ — [wuːnd] noun [C] I an injury in which your skin or flesh is seriously damaged a head wound[/ex] a stab wound[/ex] He had serious wounds to his stomach.[/ex] II verb [T] wound [wuːnd] 1) to injure someone so that their skin or flesh is seriously… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English