exsanguination

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noun ex·san·gui·na·tion \(ˌ)ek(s)-ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of exsanguination

  1. :  the action or process of draining or losing blood

exsanguinate

play \ek(s)-ˈsaŋ-gwə-ˌnāt\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of exsanguination

Latin exsanguinatus drained of blood, from ex- + sanguin-, sanguis blood


First Known Use: circa 1909


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exsanguination

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noun ex·san·gui·na·tion \(ˌ)ek(s)-ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of exsanguination

  1. :  the action or process of draining or losing blood

exsanguinate

\ek(s)-ˈsaŋ-gwə-ˌnāt\play transitive verb

exsanguinated

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exsanguinating


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