IV

noun
\ˌī-ˈvē \
plural IVs

Definition of IV 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an apparatus used to administer a fluid (as of medication, blood, or nutrients) intravenously also : a fluid administered by IV

Definition of IV (Entry 2 of 2)

intravenous; intravenously

Examples of IV in a Sentence

Noun

The nurse started an IV. The patient was hooked up to an IV.

First Known Use of IV

Noun

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for IV

Noun

intravenous

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IV

noun

English Language Learners Definition of IV

medical : a device that is used to allow a fluid (such as blood or a liquid medication) to flow directly into a patient's veins

IV

noun
\ˈī-ˈvē \
plural IVs

Medical Definition of IV 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an apparatus used to administer a fluid (as of medication, blood, or nutrients) intravenously also : a fluid administered by IV

Medical Definition of IV (Entry 2 of 2)

1 intravenous; intravenously

2 intraventricular

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