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tre·pan 1

 (trĭ-păn′)
n.
1. A rock-boring tool used in mining for sinking shafts.
2. Medicine A trephine.
tr.v. tre·panned, tre·pan·ning, tre·pans
1. To bore (a shaft) with a trepan.
2. To bore or otherwise make a hole in (the skull), as in certain prehistoric cultures or in surgery using a trephine.

[Middle English trepane, surgical crown saw, from Medieval Latin trepanum, from Greek trūpanon, borer, from trūpān, to pierce, from trūpē, hole; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

trep′a·na′tion (trĕp′ə-nā′shən) n.

tre·pan 2

 (trĭ-păn′) Archaic
tr.v. tre·panned, tre·pan·ning, tre·pans
To trap; ensnare.
n.
1. A trickster.
2. A trick or snare.

[Origin unknown.]

trepan

(trɪˈpæn)
n
1. (Surgery) surgery an instrument resembling a carpenter's brace and bit formerly used to remove circular sections of bone (esp from the skull). Compare trephine
2. (Tools) a tool for cutting out circular blanks or for making grooves around a fixed centre
3. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. the operation of cutting a hole with such a tool
b. the hole so produced
vb (tr) , -pans, -panning or -panned
4. (Mechanical Engineering) to cut (a hole or groove) with a trepan
5. (Surgery) surgery another word for trephine
[C14: from Medieval Latin trepanum rotary saw, from Greek trupanon auger, from trupan to bore, from trupa a hole]
trepanation n
treˈpanner n

trepan

(trɪˈpæn) or

trapan

vb (tr) , -pans, -panning or -panned
1. to entice, ensnare, or entrap
2. to swindle or cheat
n
a person or thing that traps
[C17: of uncertain origin]

tre•pan1

(trɪˈpæn)

n., v. -panned, -pan•ning. n.
1. a tool for cutting shallow holes by removing a core.
v.t.
2. to cut circular disks from (plate stock) using a rotating cutter.
3. to operate on surgically with a trephine.
[1350–1400; Middle English trepane < Middle French trepan crown saw < Medieval Latin trepanum < Greek trypanon borer, akin to trŷpa hole, trȳpân to bore]
trep•a•na•tion (ˌtrɛp əˈneɪ ʃən) n.
tre•pan′ner, n.

tre•pan2

(trɪˈpæn)

n., v. -panned, -pan•ning. Archaic. n.
1. a trickster.
2. a snare.
v.t.
3. to ensnare or entrap.
[1635–45; earlier trapan= trap1 + -an, of uncertain orig.]

trepan


Past participle: trepanned
Gerund: trepanning

Imperative
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Present
I trepan
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we trepan
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they trepan
Preterite
I trepanned
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you trepanned
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Present Continuous
I am trepanning
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they are trepanning
Present Perfect
I have trepanned
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he/she/it has trepanned
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they have trepanned
Past Continuous
I was trepanning
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Past Perfect
I had trepanned
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he/she/it had trepanned
we had trepanned
you had trepanned
they had trepanned
Future
I will trepan
you will trepan
he/she/it will trepan
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Future Perfect
I will have trepanned
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Future Continuous
I will be trepanning
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he/she/it will be trepanning
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you will be trepanning
they will be trepanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trepanning
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he/she/it has been trepanning
we have been trepanning
you have been trepanning
they have been trepanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trepanning
you will have been trepanning
he/she/it will have been trepanning
we will have been trepanning
you will have been trepanning
they will have been trepanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trepanning
you had been trepanning
he/she/it had been trepanning
we had been trepanning
you had been trepanning
they had been trepanning
Conditional
I would trepan
you would trepan
he/she/it would trepan
we would trepan
you would trepan
they would trepan
Past Conditional
I would have trepanned
you would have trepanned
he/she/it would have trepanned
we would have trepanned
you would have trepanned
they would have trepanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trepan - a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skulltrepan - a surgical instrument used to remove sections of bone from the skull
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery
2.trepan - a drill for cutting circular holes around a centertrepan - a drill for cutting circular holes around a center
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
Verb1.trepan - cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgerytrepan - cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
drill, bore - make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
Translations

trepan

[trɪˈpæn] VTtrepanar

trepan

vt (Med) → trepanieren
nTrepan m

trepan

n. trépano, instrumento usado en la trepanación;
v. trepanar, perforar el cráneo con un trépano.
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