C18 (in the sense: sorting (goods) according to quality): from French; see try, -age
triage for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (triːɑːʒ)
uncountable noun [oft N n]
Triage is the process of quickly examiningsick or injured people, for example after an accident or a battle, so that those who are in the most serious condition can be treated first. [medicine] ⇒ ...the triage process.
Jennie peered round the flap that closed the salle de triage.Thomas, Rosie THE WHITE DOVEOne of the nursesducked away into the canvasshelter of the salle de triage to say goodbye to a soldier.Thomas, Rosie THE WHITE DOVELeaving her post at the triage desk, Pat strode through the swingingdoors behind the officers.Gregg Andrew Hurwitz DO NO HARM