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fibrillate

[fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh-] /ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə-/
verb (used with object), fibrillated, fibrillating.
1.
to cause to undergo fibrillation.
verb (used without object), fibrillated, fibrillating.
2.
to undergo fibrillation.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; fibrill(a) + -ate1
Related forms
fibrillative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fibrillated

fibrillate

v.

c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating.

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fibrillated in Medicine

fibrillate fib·ril·late (fĭb'rə-lāt', fī'brə-)
v. fib·ril·lat·ed, fib·ril·lat·ing, fib·ril·lates

  1. To undergo or to cause to undergo fibrillation.

  2. To make or to become fibrillar.

adj.
Being fibrillated.

fibrillated adj.
Composed of fibrils.

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