hemostatic

1 of 2

noun

he·​mo·​stat·​ic ˌhē-mə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce hemostatic (audio)
: a hemostatic agent

hemostatic

2 of 2

adjective

1
: of or caused by hemostasis
2
: serving to check bleeding

Examples of hemostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
To handle heavily bleeding wounds, there’s a length of QuikClot© hemostatic gauze. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 Combine that with an Israeli pressure dressing and hemostatic gauze for additional means of dealing with moderate to severe bleeding. Derek McDonald, Outdoor Life, 3 Nov. 2020
Adjective
But, if the bleeding hasn’t stopped after five to 10 minutes, consider moving to a hemostatic agent like BleedStop. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 2 Apr. 2024 Alongside these age-old techniques, new hemostatic agents were applied to open wounds to stem bleeding. Luis Alvarez, STAT, 24 Mar. 2023 Tourniquets and hemostatic powders developed for the war in Iraq are low-cost and do not require extensive experience for application. Luis Alvarez, STAT, 24 Mar. 2023 This piece of gauze is impregnated with a hemostatic treatment that encourages rapid clotting to stop heavy bleeding better than regular gauze. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 30 Dec. 2022 Of the commercially available hemostatic gauzes, Combat Gauze has the most evidence supporting its use. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 20 Feb. 2020 The kits, a recent addition to the district northwest of Los Angeles, are equipped with tourniquets, compression bandages and blood-clotting hemostatic gauze to prevent excessive blood loss. NBC News, 8 Dec. 2019 All the current models of bleeding prevention—medically known as hemostatic agents—suffer from the same problem, according to the authors. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 14 May 2019 The kits The kits include equipment such as tourniquets, pressure bandages and hemostatic dressings to stop uncontrolled life-threatening bleeding. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemostatic was circa 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Hemostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemostatic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemostatic

1 of 2 noun
he·​mo·​stat·​ic
variants or chiefly British haemostatic
: an agent that checks bleeding
especially : one that shortens the clotting time of blood

hemostatic

2 of 2 adjective
variants or chiefly British haemostatic
1
: of or caused by hemostasis
2
: serving to check bleeding
a hemostatic agent
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