oxygen mask

  1. a masklike device placed or worn over the nose and mouth when inhaling supplementary oxygen from an attached tank.

Origin of oxygen mask

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby oxygen mask

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How to use oxygen mask in a sentence

  • In the excitement his oxygen mask had slipped down off his face and he could not reach the tube with his lips.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
  • His oxygen mask was still in place, but his helmet hung partly loose.

    The Quantum Jump | Robert Wicks
  • He struggled to his feet, jerked an oxygen mask from the bag at his chest, clamped it to his face and rushed to the tubes.

    Perfect Control | Richard Stockham

British Dictionary definitions for oxygen mask

oxygen mask

  1. a device, worn over the nose and mouth, to which oxygen is supplied from a cylinder or other source: used to aid breathing

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