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

Definition of defibrate


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


\ˌdēˌfīˈbrāshən\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of defibrate

de- + Latin fibra fiber + English -ate — more at fiber

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a brief usually trivial fact

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