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tent

 [tent]
1. a fabric covering for enclosing an open space, especially such a covering over a patient's bed for administering oxygen or aerosol by inhalation.
2. a conical, expansible plug of soft material for dilating an orifice or for keeping a wound open, so as to prevent its healing except at the bottom.
3. to elevate tissue in order to prevent adherence to underlying organs.
oxygen tent see oxygen tent.
sponge tent a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the ostium uteri.

tent

(tent),
1. Canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control humidity and concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tent

(tent)
1. a fabric covering for enclosing an open space.
2. a conical, expansible plug of soft material for dilating an orifice, or keeping a wound open to prevent its healing except at the bottom.

oxygen tent  one above a patient's bed for administering oxygen by inhalation.
sponge tent  a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the os uteri.

tent

(tĕnt)
n.
A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
tr.v. tented, tenting, tents
To keep (a wound or orifice) open with such a plug.

tent

Etymology: ME, tente
1 a transparent cover, usually of plastic, supported over the upper part of a patient by a frame. Used in the treatment of respiratory conditions, it provides a controlled environment into which steam, oxygen, vaporized medication, or droplets of cool water may be sprayed, such as an oxygen tent.
2 a cone made of various materials inserted into a cavity or orifice of the body to dilate its opening, such as a laminaria tent.
3 a pack placed in a wound to hold it open to ensure that healing progresses from the base of the wound upward to the skin.

tent

(tent)
1. respiratory therapy Canopy used to control humidity and the concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder of some material, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tent

(tent)
1. Canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control humidity and concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tent

a conical, expansible plug of soft material for dilating an orifice or for keeping a wound open, so as to prevent its healing except at the bottom.

tent pegging
equine sport invented in India. The horse is ridden at a canter and the rider attempts to uproot a tent peg from the ground with a sharp-pointed lance.
sponge tent
a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the os uteri.
References in classic literature ?
Notwithstanding this warning Ned stuck his head out of the tent.
Just now he kicked me and hurt me so, Geeka; but I was only sitting before the tent making a skirt for you.
They both set off to the other end of the camp, but as it did not cover more than a surface of five hundred feet they quickly arrived at the tent they were looking for.
Therewith the god went back into the thick of the fight, and Idomeneus when he had reached his tent donned his armour, grasped his two spears, and sallied forth.
I readily believe you," said Monk, with an imperceptible smile, "but I cannot, nevertheless, keep you in my tent.
You're a sulky swine, you are,' sez Peg Barney, an' at that the men in the tent began to laugh.
The Chaplain took no heed, but, going to the tent door, called aloud.
Beg y' pardon, sir," said a voice at the tent door; "but Dormer's
At the appointed time our business committee reported, and said all things were in readdress--that we were to start to-day, with horses, pack animals, and tents, and go to Baalbec, Damascus, the Sea of Tiberias, and thence southward by the way of the scene of Jacob's Dream and other notable Bible localities to Jerusalem--from thence probably to the Dead Sea, but possibly not--and then strike for the ocean and rejoin the ship three or four weeks hence at Joppa; terms, five dollars a day apiece, in gold, and every thing to be furnished by the dragoman.
It is difficult enough to fix a tent in dry weather: in wet, the task becomes herculean.
de Beausset ordered a box he had brought for the Emperor to be carried before him and entered the first compartment of Napoleon's tent, where he began opening the box while conversing with Napoleon's aides-de-camp who surrounded him.
This," said the Wizard, pointing to the first tent, "is for the accommodation of the ladies.