1. To make or to become fibrillar. 2. SYN: fibrillated. 3. To be in a state of fibrillation (3).

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fi·bril·late 'fib-rə-.lāt, 'fīb- vb, -lat·ed; -lat·ing vi to undergo or exhibit fibrillation vt to cause (as the heart) to undergo fibrillation

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  • fibrillate — c.1840, from fibrilla (see FIBRIL (Cf. fibril)) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating …   Etymology dictionary

  • fibrillate — [fib′ri lāt΄] vi., vt. fibrillated, fibrillating to experience or cause to experience fibrillation …   English World dictionary

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

  • fibrillate — fibrillative, adj. /fuy breuh layt , fib reuh /, v., fibrillated, fibrillating. v.t. 1. to cause to undergo fibrillation. v.i. 2. to undergo fibrillation. [1830 40; FIBRILL(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fibrillate — verb To make irregular, rapid movements …   Wiktionary

  • fibrillate — v. convulse, quiver, twitch (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fibrillate — [ fʌɪbrɪleɪt, fɪb ] verb 1》 (of a muscle, especially in the heart) make a quivering movement due to uncoordinated contraction of the individual fibrils. 2》 (with reference to a fibre) split up or break into fibrils. Derivatives fibrillation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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} …   Australian-English dictionary

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