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defibrillator

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noun de·fi·bril·la·tor \(ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌlā-tər\

Simple Definition of defibrillator

  • medical : a device that gives an electric shock to a person's heart in order to make it beat normally again especially after a heart attack

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of defibrillator

  1. :  an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart

defibrillate play \-ˌlāt\ transitive verb
defibrillation play \-ˌfi-brə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

1952

First Known Use of defibrillator

1952


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defibrillator

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noun de·fi·bril·la·tor \(ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌlāt-ər, -ˈfīb-\

Medical Definition of defibrillator

  1. :  an electronic device used to defibrillate a heart by applying an electric shock to it




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