[ ik-strav-uh-seyt ]
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verb (used with object),ex·trav·a·sat·ed, ex·trav·a·sat·ing.
  1. Pathology. to force out from the proper vessels, as blood, especially so as to diffuse through the surrounding tissues.

  2. Geology. to pour forth, as lava, from a subterranean source in a molten state.

verb (used without object),ex·trav·a·sat·ed, ex·trav·a·sat·ing.
  1. Pathology. to be extravasated, as blood.

  2. Geology. to pour forth lava or the like.

  1. Pathology. the extravasated material; extravasation.

Origin of extravasate

First recorded in 1655–65; extra- + vas + -ate1

Other words from extravasate

  • un·ex·trav·a·sat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for extravasate


/ (ɪkˈstrævəˌseɪt) /

  1. pathol to cause (blood or lymph) to escape or (of blood or lymph) to escape into the surrounding tissues from their proper vessels

  2. to exude (molten material, such as lava) or (of molten material) to be exuded

  1. pathol the material extravasated

Origin of extravasate

C17: from Latin extra- + vās vessel

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