personal protective equipment: specialized clothing or other wearable gear that minimizes one’s exposure to sources of illness or injury, and in medical contexts helps to inhibit the spread of infection to others: Entering week three of this viral outbreak, the demand for disposable PPE, especially gloves and respirators, has already begun to exceed the supply.
British. philosophy, politics, and economics: Gerald is studying PPE at Oxford.
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How to use PPE in a sentence
While photographing the people outside, I was not wearing PPE.
The organization also provides PPE and gloves to keep health workers and patients safe from the deadly virus during vaccination.
PPE of the Eleven Wounds looked about him, and shook his head.The Firebrand | S. R. Crockett
Well, PPE is going this morning with Fermo; I heard so yesterday evening.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 | Armando Palacio Valds
The grim smile on the countenance of old PPE of the Eleven Wounds grew yet more grim.The Firebrand | S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for PPE
philosophy, politics, and economics: a university course
personal protective equipment: clothing and equipment used to ensure personal safety in the workplace
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