Phlebotomize
Phlebotomize Phle*bot"o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Phlebotomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Phlebotomizing}.] [Cf. F. phl['e]botomiser.] To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed. [R.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

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  • phlebotomize — (Amer.) flɪ bÉ‘tÉ™maɪz / bÉ’t v. draw blood, open a vein for medical purposes (also phlebotomise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phlebotomize — [fli bät′ə mīz΄] vt., vi. phlebotomized, phlebotomizing to practice phlebotomy (on); bleed …   English World dictionary

  • phlebotomize — phlebotomization, n. /fleuh bot euh muyz /, v.t., phlebotomized, phlebotomizing. to subject to phlebotomy; bleed. Also, esp. Brit., phlebotomise. [1590 1600; < MF phlebotomiser (cf. ML flebotomizare). See PHLEBOTOMY, IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • phlebotomize — verb a) To perform a phlebotomy on (a vein): to open (a vein) to withdraw or let blood. b) To perform a phlebotomy on (a person): to open a vein of (a person) to withdraw or let blood …   Wiktionary

  • phlebotomize — 1. To draw blood from. 2. To achieve iron overload reduction by repeated removal of blood, as in hemochromatosis. * * * phle·bot·o·mize also Brit phle·bot·o·mise fli bät ə .mīz vb, mized also Brit mised; miz·ing also Brit mis·ing …   Medical dictionary

  • phlebotomize — phle·bot·o·mize …   English syllables

  • phlebotomize — verb draw blood In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment • Syn: ↑bleed, ↑leech, ↑phlebotomise • Derivationally related forms: ↑phlebotomy, ↑leech (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phlebotomized — Phlebotomize Phle*bot o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Phlebotomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Phlebotomizing}.] [Cf. F. phl[ e]botomiser.] To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed. [R.] Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phlebotomizing — Phlebotomize Phle*bot o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Phlebotomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Phlebotomizing}.] [Cf. F. phl[ e]botomiser.] To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed. [R.] Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phlebotomized — phlebotomize (Amer.) flɪ bÉ‘tÉ™maɪz / bÉ’t v. draw blood, open a vein for medical purposes (also phlebotomise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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