verb (used with object), ox·y·gen·at·ed, ox·y·gen·at·ing.
to treat, combine, or enrich with oxygen: to oxygenate the blood.
Origin of oxygenate
Related formsox·y·gen·a·tion, nounox·y·gen·a·tor, nounan·ti·ox·y·gen·at·ing, adjectivean·ti·ox·y·gen·a·tion, nounan·ti·ox·y·gen·a·tor, nounhy·per·ox·y·gen·ate, verb (used with object), hy·per·ox·y·gen·at·ed, hy·per·ox·y·gen·at·ing.hy·per·ox·y·gen·a·tion, nounnon·ox·y·gen·at·ed, adjectivesu·per·ox·y·gen·ate, verb (used with object), su·per·ox·y·gen·at·ed, su·per·ox·y·gen·at·ing.su·per·ox·y·gen·a·tion, nounun·ox·y·gen·at·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1780–90; oxygen
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British Dictionary definitions for oxygenate
oxygenize or oxygenise
Derived Formsoxygenation, nounoxygenizer or oxygeniser, noun
to enrich or be enriched with oxygento oxygenate blood
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To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
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To combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs.
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