exsanguination

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

Definition of exsanguination 

: the action or process of draining or losing blood

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

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Both children died of exsanguination — a process that takes minutes, not seconds. Maureen O’connor, The Cut, "The Nanny Murder Trial Is Impossible to Watch and Impossible to Look Away From," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of exsanguination

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exsanguination

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

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The first known use of exsanguination was circa 1909

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exsanguination

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

Medical Definition of exsanguination 

: the action or process of draining or losing blood

Other words from exsanguination

exsanguinate \ek(s)-ˈsaŋ-gwə-ˌnāt \ transitive verb exsanguinated; exsanguinating

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