phlebotomize

[ fluh-bot-uh-mahyz ]
/ fləˈbɒt əˌmaɪz /

verb (used with object), phle·bot·o·mized, phle·bot·o·miz·ing.

to subject to phlebotomy; bleed.

Nearby words

  1. phlebostenosis,
  2. phlebothrombosis,
  3. phlebotome,
  4. phlebotomic,
  5. phlebotomist,
  6. phlebotomus,
  7. phlebotomus fever,
  8. phlebotomus fever virus,
  9. phlebotomy,
  10. phlegethon

Also especially British, phle·bot·o·mise.

Origin of phlebotomize

First recorded in 1590–1600, phlebotomize is from the Middle French word phlebotomiser (compare Medieval Latin flebotomizāre). See phlebotomy, -ize

Related formsphle·bot·o·mi·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for phlebotomize

phlebotomize

phlebotomise

/ (flɪˈbɒtəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(tr) surgery to perform phlebotomy on (a patient)
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