anoxic

adjective
an·ox·ic | \(ˌ)a-ˈnäk-sik \

Definition of anoxic 

1 : of, relating to, or affected with anoxia

2 : greatly deficient in oxygen : oxygenless anoxic water

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Others suffered anoxic brain injuries, which occur when the brain is cut off from oxygen. Aubrey Whelan, Philly.com, "West Philadelphia nervously watches as fentanyl kills the unsuspecting," 5 July 2018 But although Webb cannot easily see oxygen, its infrared eyes could excel at glimpsing signs of anoxic life. Lee Billings, Scientific American, "A New Recipe for Hunting Alien Life," 24 Jan. 2018 The medical diagnosis is anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "Otto Warmbier Suffered Extensive Brain Damage, Coroner Confirms," 28 Sep. 2017 Ninety percent of the Black Sea is anoxic, saturated by hydrogen sulfide. WSJ, "Five Best: Catherine Merridale," 4 Aug. 2017 During the escape, Maxwell suffered minor burns but severe smoke inhalation; respiratory failure; anoxic brain injury; acute hypoxic/toxic encephalopathy; and heart, liver and kidney injuries. Matthias Gafni, The Mercury News, "Ghost Ship fire: Debris might be hauled to Alameda Point site," 30 Mar. 2017 Some patients who suffer an anoxic brain injury -- in which the brain is deprived of oxygen -- require care to restore normal blood pressure and heartbeat, and to ensure a continuous supply of oxygen to the brain, Glatter said. Joe Sterling, CNN, "Otto Warmbier's condition: What is unresponsive wakefulness?," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of anoxic

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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