de fibrillate


[dee-fahy-bruh-leyt, -fib-ruh-]
verb (used with object), defibrillated, defibrillating. Medicine/Medical.
to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest, thus depolarizing the heart cells and allowing normal rhythm to return.

1930–35; de- + fibrillate, back formation from fibrillation

defibrillation, noun Unabridged
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stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks; "The patient's heart had to be defibrillated to save his life" 
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