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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).
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn'shən)
An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.