Sphacelating
Sphacelate Sphac"e*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sphacelated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sphacelating}.] [NL. sphacelare, sphacelatum, mortify: cf. F. sphac['e]ler. See {Sphacelus}.] (Med.) To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sphacelating — v. cause to gangrene; be affected with gangrene …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sphacelate — Sphac e*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sphacelated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sphacelating}.] [NL. sphacelare, sphacelatum, mortify: cf. F. sphac[ e]ler. See {Sphacelus}.] (Med.) To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphacelated — Sphacelate Sphac e*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sphacelated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sphacelating}.] [NL. sphacelare, sphacelatum, mortify: cf. F. sphac[ e]ler. See {Sphacelus}.] (Med.) To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sphacelate — [sfas′ə lāt΄] vt., vi. sphacelated, sphacelating 〚< ModL sphacelatus, pp. of sphacelare, to mortify < sphacelus, gangrene < Gr sphakelos〛 to make or become gangrenous; mortify sphacelation n. * * * …   Universalium

  • sphacelate — [c]/ˈsfæsəleɪt/ (say sfasuhlayt) verb (sphacelated, sphacelating) –verb (t) 1. to affect with sphacelus; mortify. –verb (i) 2. to be affected with sphacelus. –sphacelation /sfæsəˈleɪʃən/ (say sfasuh layshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • sphacelate — [sfas′ə lāt΄] vt., vi. sphacelated, sphacelating [< ModL sphacelatus, pp. of sphacelare, to mortify < sphacelus, gangrene < Gr sphakelos] to make or become gangrenous; mortify sphacelation n …   English World dictionary

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