fibrillating

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fibrillate +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

fibrillating

  1. Present participle of fibrillate.

Adjective[edit]

fibrillating (comparative more fibrillating, superlative most fibrillating)

  1. Splitting into fibrils or fibres.
  2. Of a muscle, especially in the heart: undergoing fibrillation; quivering.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 107:
      A publicity plane flew along the Croisette, its pennant fluttering like the trace of a fibrillating heart, unnoticed by the sunbathers stretched in their loungers in the hotel concessions.