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respirator

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ˈres-pə-ˌrā-tər\

Simple Definition of respirator

  • : a device that you wear over your mouth and nose so that you can breathe when there is a lot of dust, smoke, etc., in the air

  • medical : a device that helps people to breathe when they are not able to breathe naturally

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of respirator

  1. 1 :  a device worn over the mouth and nose to protect the respiratory tract by filtering out dangerous substances (as dusts or fumes) from inhaled air

  2. 2 :  a device for maintaining artificial respiration

Examples of respirator in a sentence

  1. The doctors put her on a respirator.



1836

First Known Use of respirator

1836

Rhymes with respirator

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RESPIRATOR Defined for Kids

respirator

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ˈre-spə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of respirator for Students

  1. 1 :  a device covering the mouth or nose especially to prevent the breathing in of harmful substances (as dust or fumes)

  2. 2 :  a device used for helping a person to breathe




Medical Dictionary

respirator

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ˈres-pə-ˌrāt-ər\

Medical Definition of respirator

  1. 1:  a device (as a gas mask) worn over the mouth and nose to protect the respiratory system by filtering out dangerous substances (as dust or fumes) from inhaled air

  2. 2:  a device for maintaining artificial respiration <a mechanical respirator>—called also ventilator




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