[ âr′ō-ĕm′fĭ-sē′mə, -zē′- ]
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A form of chronic pulmonary emphysema resulting from rapid decompression, as may occur in an inadequately pressurized aircraft.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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