arterialize

[ ahr-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ɑrˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ar·te·ri·al·ized, ar·te·ri·al·iz·ing. Physiology.

to convert (venous blood) into arterial blood by the action of oxygen in the lungs.

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Also especially British, ar·te·ri·al·ise.

Origin of arterialize

First recorded in 1825–35; arterial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM arterialize

ar·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arterialization

arterialize

arterialise

/ (ɑːˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to change (venous blood) into arterial blood by replenishing the depleted oxygen
to vascularize (tissues)
to provide with arteries

Derived forms of arterialize

arterialization or arterialisation, noun
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