fibrillative, adj.
/fuy"breuh layt', fib"reuh-/, v., fibrillated, fibrillating.
1. to cause to undergo fibrillation.
2. to undergo fibrillation.
[1830-40; FIBRILL(A) + -ATE1]

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  • fibrillate — verb ( lated; lating) Date: circa 1847 intransitive verb to undergo or exhibit fibrillation transitive verb to cause to undergo fibrillation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fibrillate — fi·bril·late …   English syllables

  • fibrillate — fi•bril•late [[t]ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə [/t]] v. i. v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing pat to undergo or cause to undergo fibrillation • Etymology: 1830–40 fi′bril•la tive, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • fibrillate — /ˈfaɪbrɪleɪt/ (say fuybrilayt), /ˈfɪb / (say fib ) verb (i) to undergo fibrillation. {fibril + l + ate1} …  

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