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flatline

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verb flat·line \ˈflat-ˌlīn\

Definition of flatline

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to register on an electronic monitor as having no brain waves or heartbeat b :  die

  3. 2 a :  to be in a state of no progress or advancement b :  to come to an end

flatliner

noun


Examples of flatline in a sentence

  1. <the patient was fading fast, and doctors expected him to flatline before the night was over>



1980

First Known Use of flatline

1980

Rhymes with flatline

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Medical Dictionary

flatline

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intransitive verb flat·line \ˈflat-ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of flatline

flatlined

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flatlining

  1. 1:  to register on an electronic monitor as having no heartbeart or brain waves :  to experience cessation of heart contractions or brain wave activity as indicated by a flat line on a electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram <I flatlined on the operating table, but Dr. Bunsom managed to revive me.—Alison Wright, Yoga Journal, May/June 2005> <He used to be ill quite a bit as a younger child, and his heart flatlined four times before he was 6.—Ginnie Graham, Tulsa World, 19 Dec. 2007>

  2. 2:  die[1] <But just because death is expected doesn't mean it's any less depressing when the patient finally flatlines.—Phil Taylor, Sports Illustrated, 26 Jan. 2009>




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