from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the act of keeping fractured limbs, as well as the dressings surrounding them, cool by the use of a fan or a device of similar character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of keeping fractured limbs cool by the use of a fan or some other contrivance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of keeping cool by use of a fan or fan-like instrument.


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