extravasate

verb

ex·​trav·​a·​sate ik-ˈstra-və-ˌsāt How to pronounce extravasate (audio)
-ˌzāt
extravasated; extravasating

transitive verb

: to force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel

intransitive verb

: to pass by infiltration or effusion from a proper vessel or channel (such as a blood vessel) into surrounding tissue

Word History

Etymology

Latin extra + vas vessel

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of extravasate was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“Extravasate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extravasate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

extravasate

1 of 2 verb
ex·​trav·​a·​sate ik-ˈstrav-ə-ˌsāt, -ˌzāt How to pronounce extravasate (audio)
extravasated; extravasating

transitive verb

: to force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
extravasated blood

intransitive verb

: to pass by infiltration or effusion from a proper vessel or channel (as a blood vessel) into surrounding tissue

extravasate

2 of 2 noun

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