hy·​per·​bar·​ic ˌhī-pər-ˈber-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio)
: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen
a hyperbaric chamber
hyperbaric medicine
hyperbarically adverb

Examples of hyperbaric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike boilers, there are no state requirements to get a permit or inspections for hyperbaric chambers. Shannon Sollitt, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2023 Among its many health and well-being services are hyperbaric oxygen therapy, zerobody and breathwork therapy. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 16 July 2023 There’s a sensory deprivation tank, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, meditation pods, and more touchless therapies on offer, in addition to a 10,000-square-foot Anatomy gym and an outdoor free weight setup by the beach made of invasive Albizia wood taken from a local forest. Melinda Fulmer, Robb Report, 30 June 2023 In a room painted in an under-the-sea motif, Kurtz follows Desiree into a hyperbaric chamber, where Buttar says the pure oxygen will relieve inflammation in her brain. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 Portis and the other ex-players were accused of cheating an NFL health care program by faking the purchase of expensive medical equipment like hyperbaric oxygen chambers and ultrasound machines. Bob Van Voris, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2023 While the mechanism behind hyperbaric treatments is well-understood, Dituri says nobody knows what would happen if that pressure is applied over a long period of time. Ashley Stimpson, Popular Mechanics, 8 Apr. 2023 There are typically two types of hyperbaric oxygen chambers, a monoplace chamber and multiplace chamber. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022 Another trick requires Paris Hilton, or really, just her hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Marie Lodi, Allure, 21 July 2023 See More

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Word History


hyper- + bar- + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperbaric was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Hyperbaric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbaric. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​bar·​ic ˌhī-pər-ˈbar-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio)
: having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid
used of solutions for spinal anesthesia
compare hypobaric
: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen
a hyperbaric chamber
hyperbaric treatment
hyperbarically adverb
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