exsanguinate [eks- sang-gw uh-neyt] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing. to drain of blood; make bloodless. verb (used without object), ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing. to bleed to death. Origin of exsanguinate 1790–1800;
Late Latin exsanguinātus
bloodless, deprived of blood (past participle of
), equivalent to
Latin ex- ex- 1
-ātus -ate 1 Related forms ex·san·gui·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exsanguinate (tr) rare to drain the blood from Derived Forms exsanguination, noun Word Origin
C19: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for exsanguinate v.
1849, from Latin
exsanguinatus "bloodless," past participle of exsanguinare, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sanguinem (nominative sanguis) "blood" (see sanguinary). Related: Exsanguinated; exsanguinating; exsanguination. As an adjective, exsanguine "bloodless" is attested from mid-17c. in literal and figurative use.
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exsanguinate (ĕks-săng ′gwə-nāt′) To deprive of or drain of blood. Related forms ex•san′gui•na ′tion n.
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