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hyperbaric

[hahy-per-bar-ik]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
  1. (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid.Compare hypobaric.
  2. pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, especially for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases.
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Origin of hyperbaric

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + baric2
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperbaric

hyperbaric

adjective
  1. of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal
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Word Origin and History for hyperbaric

adj.

1930, from hyper- + Greek barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)).

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hyperbaric in Medicine

hyperbaric

(hī′pər-bărĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, producing, operating, or occurring at pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
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