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toilet

 [toi´let]
1. the cleansing and dressing of a wound and the surrounding area.
2. an apparatus into which defecation and urination can be done; called also commode.

toi·let

(toy'let),
1. Cleansing of the obstetric patient after childbirth.
2. Cleansing of the surface of a wound after an operation preparatory to the application of the dressing.
3. In dentistry, cavity débridement, the final step before placing a restoration in a tooth whereby the cavity is cleaned and all debris is removed.
[Fr. toilette]

toilet

/toi·let/ (toi´lit) the cleansing and dressing of a wound.

toilet

(toi′lĭt)
n.
1.
a. An apparatus for defecation and urination, usually consisting of a bowl fitted with a hinged seat and connected to a waste pipe and a flushing apparatus.
b. A room or booth containing such an apparatus.
2. The cleansing of a body area as part of a surgical or medical procedure.

toilet

Medspeak
Cleansing, as of an accidental wound and the surrounding skin, or of an obstetrical patient after childbirth.

Pulmonary medicine
See Bronchial toilet.

toilet

Medtalk 'Cleansing, as of an accidental wound and the surrounding skin, or of an obstetrical Pt after childbirth'. See Bronchial toilet Vox populi Commode, hopper, john, lazybowl, porcelain convenience. See Space toilet.

toi·let

(toy-let')
1. Cleansing of the obstetric patient after childbirth or of a wound after an operation preparatory to the application of the dressing.
2. dentistry Cavity débridement, the final step before placing a restoration in a tooth whereby the cavity is cleaned and all debris is removed.
[Fr. toilette]

toi·let

(toy-let')
In dentistry, cavity débridement, final step before placing a restoration in a tooth whereby cavity is cleaned and all debris removed.
[Fr. toilette]

toilet

the cleansing and dressing of a wound.

Patient discussion about toilet

Q. when dirarear subsides what can i eat,its been 14 hrs since last visit to toilet

A. try dry toast.

More discussions about toilet
References in classic literature ?
So making a hasty toilet, I went into the other room.
At that moment Buckingham was throwing upon a couch a rich toilet robe, worked with gold, in order to put on a blue velvet doublet embroidered with pearls.
These ends he tied together, under the armpits; and thus arrayed, presented himself once more before the captain, with an air of perfect self-satisfaction, as though he thought it impossible for any fault to be found with his toilet.
Those, too, who had remained at home, tasked their wardrobes and toilets to do honor to the procession.
The mirror was cracked across; the dressing-table had lost a leg; and both lay flat, with my brushes and shaving-table, and the foolish toilet crockery which no one uses (but I should have to replace) strewn upon the carpet.
They were cruel and graceful; they searched and rummaged maliciously in her poor and silly toilet of spangles and tinsel.
Philip reddened, feeling his own spruceness an intolerable reproach; for of late he had begun to pay some attention to his toilet, and he had come out from England with a pretty selection of ties.
They praised her taste and toilet, and at eleven o'clock, careful of their coiffures and dresses, they settled themselves in their carriages and drove off.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
When I descended thence--having divested myself of all travelling encumbrances, and arranged my toilet with due consideration for the feelings of my lady hostess, she conducted me herself to the room I was to occupy when I chose to be alone, or when she was engaged with visitors, or obliged to be with her mother-in-law, or otherwise prevented, as she said, from enjoying the pleasure of my society.
To-day for the first time he regarded his toilet with critical and disparaging eyes.
She wore a plain white cambric dress and a simple, but much beflowered hat; the smaller details of her toilet all indicated the correct taste and instinctive coquetry of her French descent.