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fib·ril·late

 (fĭb′rə-lāt′, fī′brə-)
intr. & tr.v. fib·ril·lat·ed, fib·ril·lat·ing, fib·ril·lates
To undergo or cause to undergo fibrillation.

[New Latin fibrilla, fibril; see fibril + -ate.]
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fibrillate

(ˈfɪbrəˌleɪt)
vb
to form or break down into fibres
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fi•bril•late

(ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə-)

v.i., v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to undergo or cause to undergo fibrillation.
[1830–40]
fi′bril•la`tive, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fibrillate - make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements; "His heart fibrillated and he died"
twitch, jerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
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Translations
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