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open drainage

open drainage in Medicine

open drainage n.
The admittance of air into a wound or cavity to facilitate drainage.

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  • Across part of it are open drainage ditches; and another part, where no ditches are, is a slippery bog after any rain.

    At Plattsburg Allen French

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