oxygen tent

  1. a small tentlike canopy placed over a sick person for delivering and maintaining a flow of oxygen at critical periods.

Origin of oxygen tent

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby oxygen tent

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How to use oxygen tent in a sentence

  • Just 24 hours later, the American people were informed that their war-hero president was in an oxygen tent at Fitzsimons Army Hospital being treated by one of the best cardiologists in the country.

    From Wuhan Virus to Washington Virus | Daniel Malloy | October 4, 2020 | Ozy

British Dictionary definitions for oxygen tent

oxygen tent

  1. med a transparent enclosure covering a bedridden patient, into which oxygen is released to help maintain respiration

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