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verb (used with object), phle·bot·o·mized, phle·bot·o·miz·ing.
  1. to subject to phlebotomy; bleed.
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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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Related Words for phlebotomize

trickle, weep, ooze, drain, run, seep, shed, gush, spurt, hemorrhage, exude, leech, phlebotomize, extravasate, outflow

British Dictionary definitions for phlebotomize



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