exsanguinate

[ eks-sang-gwuh-neyt ]

verb (used with object),ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing.
  1. to drain of blood; make bloodless.

verb (used without object),ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing.
  1. to bleed to death.

Origin of exsanguinate

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First recorded in 1790–1800; from Late Latin exsanguinātus “bloodless, deprived of blood” (past participle of exsanguināre ), equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + sanguin- (stem of sanguis “blood”; see sanguine) + -ātus -ate1

Other words from exsanguinate

  • ex·san·gui·na·tion [eks-sang-gwuh-ney-shuhn] /ɛksˌsæŋ gwəˈneɪ ʃən/ noun

Words Nearby exsanguinate

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British Dictionary definitions for exsanguinate

exsanguinate

/ (ɪkˈsæŋɡwɪneɪt) /


verb
  1. (tr) rare to drain the blood from

Origin of exsanguinate

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C19: from Latin exsanguināre

Derived forms of exsanguinate

  • exsanguination, noun

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