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intr.v. flat·lined, flat·lin·ing, flat·lines
1. To show a horizontal line on the monitor of an electrocardiogram or an electroencephalogram, indicating no electrical activity.
2. Informal To die.
3. To be in an unchanging condition: Participation in civic activities has flatlined in recent years.
Being or relating to an electrocardiogram or an electroencephalogram that indicates no electrical activity.
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1. (Medicine) to die or be so near death that the display of one's vital signs on medical monitoring equipment shows a flat line rather than peaks and troughs
2. to remain at a continuous low level
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flatlinen asistolia, ausencia de actividad eléctrica (indicada por un monitor cardíaco)
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