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 for To heal by the first intention
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intention \In*ten"tion\, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See
     Intend, and cf. Intension.]
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     1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object;
        closeness of application; fixedness of attention;
        earnestness.
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              Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness,
              and of choice, fixes its view on any idea. --Locke.
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     2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain
        thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New
        York.
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              Hell is paved with good intentions.   --Johnson.
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     3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end;
        aim.
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              In [chronical distempers], the principal intention
              is to restore the tone of the solid parts.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     4. The state of being strained. See Intension. [Obs.]
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     5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.
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     First intention (Logic), a conception of a thing formed by
        the first or direct application of the mind to the
        individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.
  
     Second intention (Logic), a conception generalized from
        first intuition or apprehension already formed by the
        mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion,
        as species, genus, whiteness.
  
     To heal by the first intention (Surg.), to cicatrize, as a
        wound, without suppuration.
  
     To heal by the second intention (Surg.), to unite after
        suppuration.
  
     Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport;
          meaning. See Design.
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