decerebrate


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de·cer·e·brate

 (dē-sĕr′ə-brāt′)
tr.v. de·cer·e·brat·ed, de·cer·e·brat·ing, de·cer·e·brates
To eliminate cerebral brain function in (an animal) by removing the cerebrum, cutting across the brainstem, or severing certain arteries in the brainstem, as for purposes of experimentation.
adj. (also -brĭt)
1. Deprived of cerebral function, as by having the cerebrum removed.
2. Resulting from or as if from decerebration: decerebrate rigidity; decerebrate movements.
3. Lacking intelligence or reason.
n. (also -brĭt)
A decerebrate animal or person.

de·cer′e·bra′tion n.

decerebrate

vb
(Surgery) (tr) to remove the brain or a large section of the brain or to cut the spinal cord at the level of the brain stem of (a person or animal)
n
(Medicine) a decerebrated individual
[C19: from de- + cerebro- + -ate1]
deˌcereˈbration n

de•cer•e•brate

(diˈsɛr əˌbreɪt)

v.t. -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
Surg. to remove the cerebrum from.
[1895–1900]
de•cer`e•bra′tion, n.

decerebrate


Past participle: decerebrated
Gerund: decerebrating

Imperative
decerebrate
decerebrate
Present
I decerebrate
you decerebrate
he/she/it decerebrates
we decerebrate
you decerebrate
they decerebrate
Preterite
I decerebrated
you decerebrated
he/she/it decerebrated
we decerebrated
you decerebrated
they decerebrated
Present Continuous
I am decerebrating
you are decerebrating
he/she/it is decerebrating
we are decerebrating
you are decerebrating
they are decerebrating
Present Perfect
I have decerebrated
you have decerebrated
he/she/it has decerebrated
we have decerebrated
you have decerebrated
they have decerebrated
Past Continuous
I was decerebrating
you were decerebrating
he/she/it was decerebrating
we were decerebrating
you were decerebrating
they were decerebrating
Past Perfect
I had decerebrated
you had decerebrated
he/she/it had decerebrated
we had decerebrated
you had decerebrated
they had decerebrated
Future
I will decerebrate
you will decerebrate
he/she/it will decerebrate
we will decerebrate
you will decerebrate
they will decerebrate
Future Perfect
I will have decerebrated
you will have decerebrated
he/she/it will have decerebrated
we will have decerebrated
you will have decerebrated
they will have decerebrated
Future Continuous
I will be decerebrating
you will be decerebrating
he/she/it will be decerebrating
we will be decerebrating
you will be decerebrating
they will be decerebrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decerebrating
you have been decerebrating
he/she/it has been decerebrating
we have been decerebrating
you have been decerebrating
they have been decerebrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decerebrating
you will have been decerebrating
he/she/it will have been decerebrating
we will have been decerebrating
you will have been decerebrating
they will have been decerebrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decerebrating
you had been decerebrating
he/she/it had been decerebrating
we had been decerebrating
you had been decerebrating
they had been decerebrating
Conditional
I would decerebrate
you would decerebrate
he/she/it would decerebrate
we would decerebrate
you would decerebrate
they would decerebrate
Past Conditional
I would have decerebrated
you would have decerebrated
he/she/it would have decerebrated
we would have decerebrated
you would have decerebrated
they would have decerebrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decerebrate - remove the cerebrum from (a human body)
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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