Definition of phlebotomize in English:

phlebotomize

(British phlebotomise)

verb

[with object]archaic
  • Withdraw blood from (a person) by surgically opening or puncturing a vein, historically for the purpose of bloodletting.

    ‘it may be necessary to phlebotomize the patient’

Pronunciation

phlebotomize

/flɪˈbɒtəmʌɪz/