extravasate


ex·trav·a·sate

verb \ik-ˈstra-və-ˌsāt, -ˌzāt\
ex·trav·a·sat·edex·trav·a·sat·ing

Definition of EXTRAVASATE

transitive verb
:  to force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
intransitive verb
:  to pass by infiltration or effusion from a proper vessel or channel (as a blood vessel) into surrounding tissue
ex·trav·a·sa·tion \-ˌstra-və-ˈsā-shən, -ˈzā-\ noun

Origin of EXTRAVASATE

Latin extra + vas vessel
First Known Use: 1668

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