from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To perform a phlebotomy on; bleed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To perform a phlebotomy on (a vein): to open (a vein) to withdraw or let blood.
- v. To perform a phlebotomy on (a person): to open a vein of (a person) to withdraw or let blood.
- v. To perform a phlebotomy; to open a vein to withdraw or let blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To let blood from; bleed by opening a vein. Also spelled phlebotomise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. draw blood
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Then have we a civil war to phlebotomize us every year, and to prevent our population from starving for want of food — and for the same purpose we have the Plague proposing us a visit, the best of all recipes for thinning a land, and converting younger brothers into elder ones.
She calmly put on her gloves she had brought her own, and proceeded to behead, disembowel, and phlebotomize this poor fish.
But so it was, that King Piko, at peace with King Hello, and well content with, the tranquillity of the times, little relished the idea of picking a quarrel with his neighbor, and running its risks, in order to phlebotomize his redundant population.
"Now," said the doctor, "for the lancet;" and he accordingly fell to work, with all the delicate caution of a butcher, to phlebotomize his patient.
If that isn’t an option, then she could pop across the border, and any number of physicians in the US would be willing to phlebotomize her for a price.