HyperDic: defibrillate

English > 1 sense of the word defibrillate:
VERBsocialdefibrillatestop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
English > defibrillate: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningstop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The patient's heart had to be defibrillated to save his life"
Broaderrestore, reconstructReturn to its original or usable and functioning condition
Spanishdesfibrilar
Nounsdefibrillationtreatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
defibrillatoran electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation

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