Definition of triage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

triage

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtriɑʒ//
 
, NAmE//triˈɑʒ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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(in a hospital) the process of deciding how seriously ill or injured a person is, so that the most serious cases can be treated first
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