HyperDic: defibrillator

English > 1 sense of the word defibrillator:
NOUNartifactdefibrillatoran 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
defibrillator > pronunciation
Soundsdiyfih'brihley.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > defibrillator: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn 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.
Broaderelectronic deviceA device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
Spanishdesfibrilador
Verbsdefibrillatestop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks

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