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 (dē-fĭb′rə-lāt′, -fī′brə-)
tr.v. de·fib·ril·lat·ed, de·fib·ril·lat·ing, de·fib·ril·lates
To stop the fibrillation of (a heart) and restore normal contractions through the use of drugs or an electric shock.

de·fib′ril·la′tion n.
de·fib′ril·la′tive adj.
de·fib′ril·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.


(dɪˈfɪbrɪˌleɪt; dɪˈfaɪbrɪˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. med to stop abnormal rhythm of (the heart) and restore it to normal rhythm, usually by administering an electric charge
2. (Textiles) to brush (a textile) in order to separate the fibres into individual strands


(diˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, -ˈfɪb rə-)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest.
de•fi`bril•la′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defibrillate - 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"
restore, reconstruct - return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"


vt desfibrilar
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