Definition of third-degree adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    third-degree

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  1. 1third-degree burns burns of the most serious kind, affecting tissue below the skin
  2. 2 third-degree murder, assault, robbery, etc. murder, etc. of the least serious of three kinds compare first-degree, second-degree
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