[ dee-fahy-bruh-leyt, -fib-ruh- ]
/ diˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, -ˈfɪb rə- /
verb (used with object), de·fi·bril·lat·ed, de·fi·bril·lat·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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OTHER WORDS FROM defibrillatede·fi·bril·la·tion, noun
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