hyperbaric

[ hahy-per-bar-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈbær ɪk /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid.Compare hypobaric.
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
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbærɪk) /

adjective

of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal
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Medical definitions for hyperbaric

hyperbaric
[ hī′pər-bărĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, producing, operating, or occurring at pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
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