[ ahy-vee ]
/ ˈaɪˈvi /
noun, plural IVs, IV's.
an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
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Origin of IV1
First recorded in 1950–55
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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.
In all three cases, the executions were administered by EMTs—professionals who lack the experience doctors have in hooking up IVs.
And Norman, tubes and IVs stuck all over his body, went back to reading the newspaper.
British Dictionary definitions for IV
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Medical definitions for IV
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