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respirator

noun res·pi·ra·tor \ˈres-pə-ˌrā-tər\

: 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

Full Definition of RESPIRATOR

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
:  a device for maintaining artificial respiration

Examples of RESPIRATOR

  1. The doctors put her on a respirator.

First Known Use of RESPIRATOR

1836

Rhymes with RESPIRATOR

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respirator

noun res·pi·ra·tor \ˈres-pə-ˌrāt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESPIRATOR

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

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