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IV

2.
intravenous drip.
3.
intravenous injection.

IV

[ahy-vee] /ˈaɪˈvi/
noun, plural IVs, IV's.
1.
an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
Origin of IV
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55

i.v.

1.
increased value.
2.
initial velocity.
3.
invoice value.

I.V.

1.
initial velocity.
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  • (IV) This vast ideal system is supposed to be based upon experience.

    Sophist Plato
  • It's aff with her apron and on with her bonnet, IV'ry chance.

  • Under Edward IV his lands are naturally granted to other people and he is attainted.

    Henry the Sixth John Blacman
  • All these possessions and prIVileges of the monks were confirmed by Dom João IV.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • Not of course the famous son of Charles v., but a son of Philip IV.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
British Dictionary definitions for IV

i.v.

abbreviation
1.
intravenous(ly)
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IV in Medicine

IV abbr.

  1. intravenous

  2. intravenously

  3. intraventricular

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