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oxygenate

[ok-si-juh-neyt]
verb (used with object), ox·y·gen·at·ed, ox·y·gen·at·ing.
  1. to treat, combine, or enrich with oxygen: to oxygenate the blood.
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Origin of oxygenate

First recorded in 1780–90; oxygen + -ate1
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
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Historical Examples of oxygenator

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

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann


British Dictionary definitions for oxygenator

oxygenator

noun
  1. an apparatus that oxygenates the blood, esp while a patient is undergoing an operation
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oxygenate

oxygenize or oxygenise

verb
  1. to enrich or be enriched with oxygento oxygenate blood
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Derived Formsoxygenation, nounoxygenizer or oxygeniser, noun
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oxygenator in Medicine

oxygenate

(ŏksĭ-jə-nāt′)
v.
  1. To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
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oxygenator in Science

oxygenate

[ŏksĭ-jə-nāt′]
  1. To combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs.
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