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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fibrillate.

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Examples

  • The condition involves the left and right atrial chambers of the heart and is characterised by quivering or 'fibrillating' of heart muscles, instead of the usual coordinated contraction.

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  • It happens when the electrical activity in the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) gets out of sync and the muscles start "fibrillating" (quivering) instead of contracting normally.

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  • For the best culinary prose is really about a healthy and earthy appetite for life, and the goal of the culinary-inclined author is to stimulate the readers 'senses until they are fibrillating with excitement and ravenous for the very essence of life.

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  • I could feel the beast's heart fibrillating beneath my cheek, the only part still capable of a death struggle.

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  • Barney Frank didn't help by fibrillating on Monday that investors everywhere would be afraid to invest after Mr. Madoff.

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  • The American people, in keeping with their reputation as the most misinformed people on the planet, have been the slowest to recognize that as citizens of a clearly fibrillating bourgeois democracy they are perpetually teetering on the brink of fascism.

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  • Yes, it's true that at the center of our health care system there's a giant fibrillating mass of heart and arterial tissue.

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  • A lot of it is a consequence of real economic fears in a fibrillating global economy.

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  • His heartbeat was near fibrillating, a racing in his chest that made his throat seem to close and he needed air.

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  • We both got more respectful, however, when the doctors told us that when the heart stops fibrillating and kicks back into sync, there is a danger of blood clots shooting through the body and causing a stroke.

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