- to treat, combine, or enrich with oxygen: to oxygenate the blood.
Origin of oxygenate
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Take several long, deep breaths, oxygenate the bloodstream, then fill the lungs once and slide down under the surface.The Sensitive Man
Poul William Anderson
Can you breathe freely and easily the proper amount of air to oxygenate your blood and give you health and strength?Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
The iron must be dissolved in nitro-muriatic acid, to oxygenate those two bodies.
oxygenize or oxygenise
- to enrich or be enriched with oxygento oxygenate blood
- 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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