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

to subject to phlebotomy; bleed.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phlebotomize




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