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IV

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/ ˈaɪˈvi /
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noun, plural IVs, IV's.
an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
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Origin of IV

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First recorded in 1950–55

Other definitions for IV (2 of 4)

IV2

abbreviation
intravenous injection.

Other definitions for IV (3 of 4)

i.v.

abbreviation
increased value.
initial velocity.
invoice value.

Other definitions for IV (4 of 4)

I.V.

abbreviation
initial velocity.
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How to use IV in a sentence

  • I started the “Save Giovanni” campaign with flyers -- pictures of my son with IVs in his chest and his arm.

    I Saved My Son’s Life|Michael A. Guglielmo|June 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • In all three cases, the executions were administered by EMTs—professionals who lack the experience doctors have in hooking up IVs.

    Doctors in the Death Chamber|Ben Crair|October 23, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • And Norman, tubes and IVs stuck all over his body, went back to reading the newspaper.

    Mailer's Final Gift|Lawrence Schiller|February 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for IV

i.v.

IV


abbreviation for
intravenous(ly)
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Medical definitions for IV

IV

abbr.
intravenous
intravenously
intraventricular
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