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noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Definition of airway

  1. 1 :  a passage for a current of air (as in a mine or to the lungs)

  2. 2 :  a designated route along which airplanes fly from airport to airport; especially :  such a route equipped with navigational aids

  3. 3 :  airline

  4. 4 :  a channel of a designated radio frequency for broadcasting or other radio communication

Examples of airway in a sentence

  1. a patient with a partially blocked airway

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First Known Use of airway

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AIRWAY Defined for English Language Learners

airway

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noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Definition of airway for English Language Learners

  • medical : the area in the throat through which air passes to and from the lungs

  • : a route along which airplanes regularly fly

  • —used in the names of some airlines


AIRWAY Defined for Kids

airway

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noun air·way \ˈer-ˌwā\

Definition of airway for Students

  1. 1 :  the passage through which air moves from the nose or mouth to the lungs in breathing

  2. 2 :  a route along which airplanes regularly fly

  3. 3 :  airline


Medical Dictionary

airway

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noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Medical Definition of airway

  1. :  a passageway for air into or out of the lungs; specifically :  a device passed into the trachea by way of the mouth or nose or through an incision to maintain a clear respiratory passageway (as during anesthesia, convulsions, or in obstructive laryngitis)—see upper airway


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