deoxygenated

adjective

de·​ox·​y·​gen·​at·​ed (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce deoxygenated (audio)
ˌdē-äk-ˈsi-jə-
: having the hemoglobin in the reduced state

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Oxygenated water and feed are pumped in through one end of the channel, with deoxygenated water and waste pushed out the other side. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 4 Nov. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deoxygenated was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Deoxygenated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deoxygenated. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

deoxygenated

adjective

de·​ox·​y·​gen·​at·​ed
: having the hemoglobin in the reduced state
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