[ ahy-vee ]
/ ˈaɪˈvi /

noun, plural IVs, IV's.

an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.


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Origin of IV

First recorded in 1950–55
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Example sentences from the Web for ivs

  • 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
  • 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

Medical definitions for ivs



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