defibrate

transitive verb
de·fi·brate | \(ˈ)dēˈfīˌbrāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

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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