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

to remove fibrin from (blood).

Nearby words

  1. defiberize,
  2. defibrate,
  3. defibrillate,
  4. defibrillation,
  5. defibrillator,
  6. defibrination,
  7. deficience,
  8. deficiency,
  9. deficiency account,
  10. deficiency disease

Origin of defibrinate

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

Related formsde·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.

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