- to insert a tube into (the larynx or the like).
- to treat by inserting a tube, as into the larynx.
Origin of intubate
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Ian was obviously free to intubate every young lady he saw, and Cait would never harbor the flimsiest dinghy of a grievance.Love in the Time of iPod
April 14, 2009
- (tr) med to insert a tube or cannula into (a hollow organ); cannulate
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Word Origin and History for intubate
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- To insert a tube into a hollow organ or body passage.
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