Definition of Phlebotomize

1. Verb. Draw blood. "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

Exact synonyms: Bleed, Leech, Phlebotomise
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Leech, Phlebotomy



Definition of Phlebotomize

1. v. t. To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed.

Definition of Phlebotomize

1. Verb. (transitive) To perform a phlebotomy on (a vein): to open (a vein) to withdraw or let blood. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To perform a phlebotomy on (a person): to open a vein of (a person) to withdraw or let blood. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To perform a phlebotomy; to open a vein to withdraw or let blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlebotomize

phlebophlebostomy
phleboplasty
phleborrhagia
phleborrhaphy
phleborrhexis
phlebosclerosis
phlebostasis
phlebostenosis
phlebostrepsis
phlebothrombosis
phlebotomies
phlebotomine
phlebotomise
phlebotomist
phlebotomists
phlebotomize (current term)
phlebotomus
phlebotomus fever
phlebotomus fever viruses
phlebotomy
phlebotoxic
phlebovirus
phlegm
phlegmagogue
phlegmagogues
phlegmasia
phlegmasia alba dolens
phlegmasia cerulea dolens
phlegmasia dolens
phlegmasia malabarica

Literary usage of Phlebotomize

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To phlebotomize, (fle-bct'-to-mize) va To let blood. PHLEBOTOMY, (fle- bct'-to-me) ns Bloodletting ; the act or practice of opening a vein for medical ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1842)
"I must phlebotomize you into abstinence!" " Heaven bless you, sir I" exclaimed the woman with surprise. "'What have you eaten to-day?1' " Nothing, sir! ..."

3. Minor Poets of the Caroline Period by George Saintsbury (1905)
"Post for physic's skill; phlebotomize he must, and take the vomit pill. XXV Doctor, the cause of this distemper state us. ' His cachexy results from flatus ..."

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