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fibrillate

[fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh-]
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verb (used with object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.
  1. to cause to undergo fibrillation.
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verb (used without object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.
  1. to undergo fibrillation.
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Origin of fibrillate

First recorded in 1830–40; fibrill(a) + -ate1
Related formsfi·bril·la·tive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fibrillate

v.

c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating.

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fibrillate in Medicine

fibrillate

(fĭbrə-lāt′, fībrə-)
v.
  1. To undergo or to cause to undergo fibrillation.
  2. To make or to become fibrillar.
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adj.
  1. Being fibrillated.
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