exsanguinate

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To drain of blood.
  • intransitive verb To be drained of blood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render bloodless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To kill by means of blood loss.
  • verb intransitive To die by means of blood loss.
  • verb To drain a body (living or dead) of blood.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin exsanguinātus, drained of blood : ex-, ex- + sanguis, sanguin-, blood.]

Examples

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  • To kill or die by means of blood loss.

    May 21, 2008