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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

(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

(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]
References in classic literature ?
"In order to camp," said he, "the first thing we need is tents. Will some one please lend me a handkerchief?"
"Tents of canvas, white as snow, Let me see how fast you grow!"
It was two hours later that the flaps at the front of the tent separated silently and gave entrance to a dark-robed figure, which passed noiselessly from the darkness without to the darkness within.
Out into the village ran the chief, calling in angry tones to the sleepy Arabs, who tumbled from their tents in answer to his voice.
A noise at the tent door behind him brought his head quickly about and away from the girl.
Outside the tent she again heard the noise that had distracted Rokoff's attention.
"Nothing; and indeed I am mad to trouble you with such things, when your coming to my tent at such an hour announces that you are the bearers of important news."
"All the draf' was out av their tents watchin' Barney bein' pegged.
Together they left the tent. At the door Rokoff could not resist the temptation to turn and fling a parting taunt at Tarzan.
At the end of a walk of about ten minutes among the tents and posts, which were closer together near the headquarters, Monk entered upon a little causeway which diverged into three branches.
Notwithstanding this warning Ned stuck his head out of the tent. The same instant he was aware of a dark enfolding shadow passing over him, and, with a shudder of fear, he jumped back.
The old Arab met them at the entrance to his tent. His eyes narrowed wickedly when they had appraised the newcomers.