deoxygenated

adjective
de·​ox·​y·​gen·​at·​ed | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce deoxygenated (audio) , ˌdē-äk-ˈsi-jə- \

Definition of deoxygenated

: having the hemoglobin in the reduced state

Examples of deoxygenated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists predict the annual dead zone—a giant blob of polluted, deoxygenated water linked to algae blooms—will grow to the size of Massachusetts and suffocate even more marine life later in the Gulf this summer. Rocky Kistner, WIRED, "Gulf Fisheries Are Under Siege—Now Comes Tropical Storm Barry," 12 July 2019 By comparing the amount of red light versus infrared light absorbed by the blood, the device determines how much oxygenated versus deoxygenated blood, respectively, is circulating. Sydney Pereira, Newsweek, "New Video Technology Reads a Pulse by Capturing Hidden Way It Changes Our Faces," 2 Feb. 2018 In the patent application, Fleming describes a series of tubes that would circulate blood and nutrients through the head and take deoxygenated blood away, essentially performing the duties of a living thing's circulatory system. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive," 19 May 2017 In the patent application, Fleming describes a series of tubes that would circulate blood and nutrients through the head and take deoxygenated blood away, essentially performing the duties of a living thing's circulatory system. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of deoxygenated

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Deoxygenated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deoxygenated. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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deoxygenated

adjective
de·​ox·​y·​gen·​at·​ed

Medical Definition of deoxygenated

: having the hemoglobin in the reduced state

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