defibrillator

noun de·fi·bril·la·tor \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌlā-tər \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of defibrillator

: an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart

defibrillate

play \-ˌlāt\ transitive verb

defibrillation

play \-ˌfi-brə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of defibrillator

1952


DEFIBRILLATOR Defined for English Language Learners

defibrillator

noun

Definition of defibrillator for English Language Learners

  • medical : a device that gives an electric shock to a person's heart in order to make it beat normally again especially after a heart attack


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defibrillator

noun de·fi·bril·la·tor \ (ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌlāt-ər , -ˈfīb- \

medical Definition of defibrillator

: an electronic device used to defibrillate a heart by applying an electric shock to it

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