from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drain of blood.
- intransitive v. To be drained of blood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To kill by means of blood loss.
- v. To die by means of blood loss.
- v. To drain a body (living or dead) of blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render bloodless.
Tip: make sure you have a clean towel on the bed to mop up, in case you exsanguinate during the act.
A broadhead to the heart and a person would exsanguinate in seconds, just like the deer.
In summer, biting insects can exsanguinate a mule; in winter, the cold can freeze your eyelids shut.
If the aorta were ruptured the victim would exsanguinate.
Unfortunately, people like this will be holding up traffic for hours while the med techs patently wait for them to exsanguinate.
And that can lead to devastating amounts of blood loss to the point where somebody could actually exsanguinate.
At first the awed and fascinated occupants of Alexander thought it must be blood from a slain whale, then realized that no leviathan could exsanguinate enough to dye the water scarlet as far as the eye could see.
A woman could exsanguinate in ten to fifteen minutes from utenne hemorrhage, but it only took thirty seconds to bleed to death from a hole in the body's biggest artery.
Yes, I have a death wish, my goal is to either get stabbed in the chest by a homeless person for not giving them money or cigarettes, go home and exsanguinate in my bathtub, to get poisoned somehow or to be hit by a car in traffic while walking, go home and die.
The victim would later tell his family that judging from the way the creature had grabbed him during the struggle, it was trying to exsanguinate [drain blood from] him.
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