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intubate

[ in-too-beyt, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈɪn tʊˌbeɪt, -tyʊ- /
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verb (used with object), in·tu·bat·ed, in·tu·bat·ing.Medicine/Medical.
to insert a tube into (the larynx or the like).
to treat by inserting a tube, as into the larynx.
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Origin of intubate

First recorded in 1605–15; in-2 + tubate

OTHER WORDS FROM intubate

in·tu·ba·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intubate

intubate
/ (ˈɪntjʊˌbeɪt) /

verb
(tr) med to insert a tube or cannula into (a hollow organ); cannulate

Derived forms of intubate

intubation, noun
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Medical definitions for intubate

intubate
[ ĭntōō-bāt′ ]

v.
To insert a tube into a hollow organ or body passage.

Other words from intubate

in′tu•bation n.
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