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defibrillate

[ dee-fahy-bruh-leyt, -fib-ruh- ]
/ di藞fa瑟 br蓹藢le瑟t, -藞f瑟b r蓹- /
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verb (used with object), de路fi路bril路lat路ed, de路fi路bril路lat路ing.Medicine/Medical.
to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest, thus depolarizing the heart cells and allowing normal rhythm to return.
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Origin of defibrillate

1930鈥35; de- + fibrillate, back formation from fibrillation

OTHER WORDS FROM defibrillate

de路fi路bril路la路tion, noun
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