mid-14c., from Old French entencion "stretching, intensity, will, thought" (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) "a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention," noun of action from intendere "to turn one's attention," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
healing by first intention n.
Healing by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or formation of granulation tissue. Also called primary adhesion, primary union.
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn'shən)
An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.