[ dee-fahy-bruh-neyt ]
/ diˈfaɪ brəˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·fi·bri·nat·ed, de·fi·bri·nat·ing. Medicine/Medical.

to remove fibrin from (blood).

Origin of defibrinate

First recorded in 1835–45; de- + fibrin + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM defibrinate

de·fi·bri·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for defibrinate

  • He is so young and strong and of blood so pure that we need not defibrinate it.

    Dracula|Bram Stoker