transitive verb
de·​fi·​brate | \ (ˈ)dēˈfīˌbrāt \

Definition of defibrate

: to separate (as a pulp sheet, waste paper, partly cooked wood) into its fibrous constituents

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Other Words from defibrate

defibration \ ˌdēˌfīˈbrāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for defibrate

de- + Latin fibra fiber + English -ate

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“Defibrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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