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oxygen mask

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

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples of oxygen mask

  • Sitting there, eyes pained behind the transparent shield of his oxygen-mask, he stared at the rock.

    The Holes Around Mars

    Jerome Bixby

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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oxygen mask in Medicine

oxygen mask

  1. A masklike device that is placed over the mouth and nose and through which oxygen is supplied from an attached storage tank.
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