exsanguination

noun
ex·​san·​gui·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)ek(s)-ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce exsanguination (audio) \

Definition of exsanguination

: the action or process of draining or losing blood

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Other Words from exsanguination

exsanguinate \ ek(s)-​ˈsaŋ-​gwə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce exsanguinate (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of exsanguination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The black flies that Dr. Currie studies have reputedly killed large mammals when swarming them (perhaps by shock rather than what is delicately referred to as exsanguination). James Gorman, New York Times, "Meet the Bloodsuckers," 28 Oct. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exsanguination. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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exsanguination

noun
ex·​san·​gui·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)ek(s)-ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce exsanguination (audio) \

Medical Definition of exsanguination

: the action or process of draining or losing blood

Other Words from exsanguination

exsanguinate \ ek(s)-​ˈsaŋ-​gwə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce exsanguinate (audio) \ transitive verb exsanguinated; exsanguinating

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