2. Verb. (intransitive) To die by means of blood loss. ¹
3. Verb. To drain a body (living or dead) of blood. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Exsanguinate
1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]
Medical Definition of Exsanguinate
1. 1. To remove or withdraw the circulating blood; to make bloodless. Synonym: exsanguine. Origin: L. Ex, out, + sanguis (-guin), blood (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exsanguinate
Literary usage of Exsanguinate
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1. Arteria Uterina Ovarica: The Utero-ovarian Artery, Or, the Genital Vascular by Byron Robinson (1903)
"Unfortunately, the distribution of the branches of the internal iliac is irregular; and hence the operator cannot exsanguinate by ligature with certainty ..."
2. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"He was unable to explain this, but called the attention of the members to the good circulation. Dr. Black said his pressure test failed to exsanguinate the ..."
3. Essentials of Medicine: A Text-book of Medicine for Students Beginning a by Charles Phillips Emerson (1920)
"exsanguinate, v. To make bloodless. Extensors, n. The muscles which straighten a bent limb, and which hold it straight. External, a. 1. ..."
4. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by Marcus Beck (1884)
"... may lie used with advantage to exsanguinate a limb, in which an artery has K-en wounded. I$y means of this excellent device the divided vessel may be ..."
5. Infection and Resistance: An Exposition of the Biological Phenomena by Hans Zinsser, Stewart Woodford Young (1914)
"... ingenious experiment of Pearce and Eisenbrey.42 We cite their own description: "Our procedure has been to exsanguinate under ether anesthesia a small, ..."
6. Manual of surgery for students and practitioners by William Rose (1904)
"... a proceeding of which surgeons avail themselves in order to exsanguinate a limb before applying a tourniquet in operations which one desires to render ..."
7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"iVe have seen glandular polypi not larger than a bean almost exsanguinate the patient. The irritant character of the discharge mav ..."
8. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"In arteriovenous aneurysms it is also advantageous to exsanguinate the limb by applying an elastic bandage on the affected side and bringing the constrictor ..."