exsanguinate

[ eks-sang-gwuh-neyt ]
/ ɛksˈsæŋ gwəˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing.

to drain of blood; make bloodless.

verb (used without object), ex·san·gui·nat·ed, ex·san·gui·nat·ing.

to bleed to death.

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Origin of exsanguinate

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

(tr) rare to drain the blood from

Derived forms of exsanguinate

exsanguination, noun

Word Origin for exsanguinate

C19: from Latin exsanguināre
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Medical definitions for exsanguinate

exsanguinate
[ ĕks-sănggwə-nāt′ ]

v.

To deprive of or drain of blood.

Other words from exsanguinate

ex•san′gui•nation n.
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