Word of the Week Wednesday: exsanguinate.


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: exsanguinate.

To exsanguinate is to remove the blood from.

It’s a pretty straightforward word; no big surprises here.  What I like about this word is that like bifurcate or defenestrate, it’s a incongruously refined word for a verb that could easily have violent connotations.


About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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