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third′ degree′

intensive questioning and rough treatment in order to get a confession.
[1895–1900, Amer.]


to subject to the third degree.


[ˌθɜːdɪˈgriː] ADJ [burns] → de tercer grado
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Second degree painfully penetrates several underlying layers, and third-degree burns injure all layers of the skin and can result in shock.
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