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13:40 Jun 7, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: pat dry
discharge instructions after surgery. The phrase is about drying a surgical wound.
Silvia Goldstein
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Summary of answers provided
naver abajo
Silvia Sassone
nasecado a palmadas, a golpecitos/seco como una calvaJuan Herrera
naMy suggestion is:
Luz Bordenkircher
nasecar cuidadosamente con material absorbenteJesús Paredes
nasecar a palmaditasakreysa
nasecar a toques de absorventeElpmore
nasecar tocando suavemente, sin frotar
Patricia Lutteral
na -1empapar
Carmen Hernaiz


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): -1
empapar


Explanation:
Pat dry se refiere normalmente a empapar la humedad de algo, evitando frotar. Por ejemplo, con toalla de papel, poniendo sobre la zona, y dando palmaditas suaves.

Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 08:29
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 765

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Cristina Heraud-van Tol: "Empapar" según la RAE es: "Humedecer algo de modo que quede enteramente penetrado de un líquido."
2434 days
  -> ¿No es patético remontarse casi siete años para discrepar sin tener razón?
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38 mins
secar a toques de absorvente


Explanation:
Refers to drying a wound without rubbing, using some absorving material.

Elpmore
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55 mins
secar tocando suavemente, sin frotar


Explanation:
Se refiere a apoyar el absorbente (gasa, etc) , sin mover los bordes de la herida.
Suerte
P.

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 04:29
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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58 mins
secar a palmaditas


Explanation:
Secar pero especificamente con delicadeza, sin frotar, maltratar o irritar la zona.

akreysa
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1 hr
secar cuidadosamente con material absorbente


Explanation:
secar mediante suave presión.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 03:29
PRO pts in pair: 302
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3 hrs
ver abajo


Explanation:
Yo lo explicaría, pues no hay en español algo tan de "imagen" como pat dry. Por ejemplo, diría "secar (limpiar) la herida presionando suavemente con una gasa". Suerte. Silvia (Argentina)

Silvia Sassone
Argentina
Local time: 08:29
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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9 hrs
secado a palmadas, a golpecitos/seco como una calva


Explanation:
to pat es dar palmaditas, pero pat es la calva de los calvos. Habrá que ver el contexto

Juan Herrera
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16 hrs
My suggestion is:


Explanation:
There is no exact word for "pat dry" but you can say: "secar con un paño o toalla o servilleta o gasa (it depends on what they are going to use) con golpecitos suaves"

I have seen this in patient instructions.

Good Luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
Local time: 02:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 208
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