[ ok-si-juh-neyt ]
/ ˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪt /

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

First recorded in 1780–90; oxygen + -ate1

Related forms

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Examples from the Web for oxygenator

  • Sciatica: Leg packs, oxygenator baths, half radium and salt baths, followed by massage.

    Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann

British Dictionary definitions for oxygenator (1 of 2)


/ (ˈɒksɪdʒɪˌneɪtə) /


an apparatus that oxygenates the blood, esp while a patient is undergoing an operation

British Dictionary definitions for oxygenator (2 of 2)


oxygenize or oxygenise

/ (ˈɒksɪdʒɪˌneɪt) /


to enrich or be enriched with oxygento oxygenate blood

Derived Forms

oxygenation, nounoxygenizer or oxygeniser, noun
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Medicine definitions for oxygenator


[ ŏksĭ-jə-nāt′ ]


To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
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Science definitions for oxygenator


[ ŏksĭ-jə-nāt′ ]

To combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs.
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