first-degree

first-degree
Limited to redness of skin, such as sunburns, which is less damaging than second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree burns.

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  • first degree — n: the grade given to the most serious forms of crimes burglary in the first degree first–degree adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • first degree — first de gree n 1.) [C usually singular] BrE used to talk about a university degree such as a BA or a BSc, obtained by people who do not already have a degree 2.) murder in the first degree AmE first degree murder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first degree — first de gree n 1.) [C usually singular] BrE used to talk about a university degree such as a BA or a BSc, obtained by people who do not already have a degree 2.) murder in the first degree AmE first degree murder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first degree — first degrees N COUNT People who have gained a higher qualification after completing a basic university degree such as a BA or a BSc refer to that basic degree as their first degree. He was born in Zimbabwe where he completed his first degree in… …   English dictionary

  • first-degree — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of burns) affecting only the surface of the skin and causing reddening. 2) Law, chiefly N. Amer. (of crime, especially murder) in the most serious category. ● first degree relative Cf. ↑first degree relative …   English terms dictionary

  • first-degree — first de gree adj [only before noun] 1.) first degree burn a burn that is not very serious 2.) first degree murder AmE murder of the most serious type, in which someone deliberately kills someone else →↑manslaughter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-degree — first de gree adj [only before noun] 1.) first degree burn a burn that is not very serious 2.) first degree murder AmE murder of the most serious type, in which someone deliberately kills someone else →↑manslaughter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-degree — first de gree adjective 1. ) AMERICAN a first degree murder is the most serious type, in which someone deliberately plans to kill someone 2. ) a first degree burn is the least serious type …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • first-degree — fərst di grē adj of the lowest or mildest in a series of categories <a first degree laceration> …   Medical dictionary

  • First Degree — was a 9 part drama series made by BBC Wales which aired in 2002. The series followed the lives, trials and tribulations of students in the fictional Bay College, one of several hi tech media schools owned and run by an enigmatic entrepreneur… …   Wikipedia

  • first degree — noun a degree of one all of the terms in a linear equation are of the first degree • Hypernyms: ↑degree * * * first degree UK US noun [countable] [singular first degree …   Useful english dictionary

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