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fibrillation


I could feel the beast’s heart fibrillating beneath my cheek, the only part still capable of a death struggle.
Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  rapid, irregular twitching of muscle fibers not working in effective synchronization — especially of the heart
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fibrillation fibrillated fibrillating
Notes:
Much more rarely, "fibrillation" may refer to the act or process of forming fibers or fibrils.

Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb fibrillate to a noun.
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  • I could feel the beast’s heart fibrillating beneath my cheek, the only part still capable of a death struggle.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I could see the faint fibrillation of the tendrils as they trailed along.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • That was ventricular fibrillation, and it was happening to Claire.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • My head throbbed and my heart felt as though it were fibrillating to pieces.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber

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  • But for the last half hour he’s been like this-like his whole body is in fibrillation.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • We want the surprise to be transitive like the impatient thump which unexpectedly restores the picture to the television set, or the electric shock which sets the fibrillating heart back to its proper rhythm.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • Let them face, though, the Gehenna Gun and be fibrillated apart, or cross blades with the Electrosword, or stand before the Fountain Shield, with its spray of cyanide and dimethyl sulfoxide, and they will know that it is the Lokapalas they face!
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Uh-oh — he’s fibrillating," one paramedic said urgently.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fibrillation [8] , atria [4] , aorta [6] , normal blood pressure [6] , vena cava [6] , ventricles [6] , diastole [9] , systole [9]
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