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[fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh-] /ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə-/

verb (used with object), fibrillated, fibrillating.
to cause to undergo .
verb (used without object), fibrillated, fibrillating.
to undergo .

c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating.

fibrillated adj.
Composed of fibrils.

fibrillate fib·ril·late (fĭb’rə-lāt’, fī’brə-)
v. fib·ril·lat·ed, fib·ril·lat·ing, fib·ril·lates

Being fibrillated.


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