anoxic

adjective

an·​ox·​ic (ˌ)a-ˈnäk-sik How to pronounce anoxic (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or affected with anoxia
2
: greatly deficient in oxygen : oxygenless
anoxic water

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Los Angeles Police Department said Heche, who suffered a severe anoxic brain injury in the wake of the crash, had narcotics in her system. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 18 Aug. 2022 The actress was hospitalized in critical condition, suffering burns and a severe anoxic brain injury from the crash. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Aug. 2022 After suffering an anoxic brain injury, she was declared brain-dead on Friday, according to her representative. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 13 Aug. 2022 Heche was declared brain dead Friday after suffering an anoxic brain injury in the crash. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2022 Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. Giovana Gelhoren, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022 Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury, which is complete oxygen deprivation to the brain. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 12 Aug. 2022 Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. Harold Maass, The Week, 12 Aug. 2022 Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anoxic was in 1920

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“Anoxic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anoxic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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