noun[mass noun] rare
A thin discharge from a wound or ulcer, containing serum, pus, and blood.
More example sentences
- The patient was turned over on her affected side, and during the first twelve hours the plaster drew out two large basins of sanies.
- The discharge from the wound altered from a bloody sanies to a white serous fluid.
- If the lesion breaks and the sanies flows into the bladder, let her drink goats' or asses' milk.
mid 16th century: Latin.