Definition of defibrillator in English:


Syllabification: de·fib·ril·la·tor
Pronunciation: /dēˈfibrəˌlātər


  • An apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.
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    • The only other options are implanted defibrillators that administer electric shocks to the heart, and transplants.
    • The medical team had a defibrillator with them and I was resuscitated within a few minutes.
    • Other options, defibrillators and heart transplants, are highly invasive and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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