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triage

tri·age

triage

 
 
pronunciation:
tri azh
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a system of determining priority of medical treatment, on the basis of need, chances of survival, and the like, to victims on a battlefield or in a hospital emergency ward.
The nurse in charge of triage rapidly identified the men most in danger of bleeding to death.
definition 2: any system of priority devised before or during an emergency to determine the order in which acts of assistance will be carried out.
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