exsanguination
noun Etymology: Latin exsanguinatus drained of blood, from ex- + sanguin-, sanguis blood Date: circa 1909 the action or process of draining or losing blood • exsanguinate transitive verb

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  • Exsanguination — (also known colloquially as bleeding out) is the fatal process of total hypovolemia (blood loss). It is most commonly known as bleeding to death . The word itself originated from Latin: ex ( out of ) and sanguis ( blood ). Slaughter of animals in …   Wikipedia

  • exsanguination — [ɛksɑ̃ginɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de ex , lat. sanguis, sanguinis « sang », et ation. ❖ ♦ Méd. Action d enlever le sang (d un sujet). || Exsanguination pratiquée lors d une exsanguino transfusion. 0 On piétina dans la neige haute pour haler… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exsanguination — See exsanguinate. * * * …   Universalium

  • exsanguination — noun a) Bloodletting b) Slaughter of an animal by cutting its throat and allowing it to bleed out, especially for the production of halal and kosher meat …   Wiktionary

  • exsanguination — Removal of blood; making exsanguine. * * * ex·san·gui·na·tion (.)ek(s) .saŋ gwə nā shən n the action or process of draining or losing blood ex·san·gui·nate ek(s) saŋ gwə .nāt vt, nat·ed; nat·ing * * * n. 1. depriving the body of blood; for… …   Medical dictionary

  • exsanguination — n. letting out of blood, bloodletting; bleeding to death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exsanguination — [ɪkˌsaŋgwɪ neɪʃ(ə)n, ɛk ] noun Medicine the action of draining someone or something of blood. Derivatives exsanguinate verb Origin early 20th cent.: from L. exsanguinatus drained of blood (based on sanguis blood ) + ion …   English new terms dictionary

  • exsanguination — ex·san·gui·na·tion …   English syllables

  • exsanguination — n. 1) depriving the body of blood; for example, as a result of an accident causing severe bleeding or – very rarely – through uncontrollable bleeding during a surgical operation. 2) a technique for providing a bloodless field to facilitate… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • exsanguination — /əksæŋgwəˈneɪʃən/ (say uhksanggwuh nayshuhn), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun 1. expulsion of blood from a part. 2. the state of being deprived of blood. {Latin exsanguinātus, past participle of exsanguināre drain blood from + ion} –exsanguinous… …   Australian English dictionary

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