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Friday word: Exsanguination

A medical term again this week, due to recent...erm...inspiration (don't ask...):
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ex·san·gui·na·tion
noun \(ˌ)ek(s)-ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈnā-shən\ : the action or process of draining or losing blood

(in lay terms, "bleeding out", i.e., bleeding to death)

— ex·san·gui·nate transitive verb

Etymology:

Latin exsanguinatus drained of blood, from ex- + sanguin-, sanguis blood

First Known Use: circa 1909
Tags: e, latin, medical, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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