Meaning of “defibrillator” in the English Dictionary

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"defibrillator" in British English

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defibrillatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdiːˈfɪb.rɪ.leɪ.tər/ us /ˌdiːˈfɪb.rə.leɪ.t̬ɚ/ specialized

a machine that uses an electric current to stop any irregular and dangerous activity of the heart's muscles, used especially in hospitals:

Defibrillators are used to restore normal rhythm to the heart.

(Definition of “defibrillator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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