WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•bride•ment  (di brēdmənt, dā-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Surgerysurgical removal of foreign matter and dead tissue from a wound.
  • French débridement, equivalent. to débride(r) to take away the bridle, Middle French desbrider (des- de- + brider, derivative of bride bridle) + -ment -ment
  • 1835–45

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