fibrillate

[ fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh- ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə- /

verb (used with object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.

to cause to undergo fibrillation.

verb (used without object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.

to undergo fibrillation.

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Origin of fibrillate

First recorded in 1830–40; fibrill(a) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM fibrillate

fi·bril·la·tive, adjective
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Medical definitions for fibrillate

fibrillate
[ fĭbrə-lāt′, fībrə- ]

v.

To undergo or to cause to undergo fibrillation.
To make or to become fibrillar.

adj.

Being fibrillated.
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