hy·​per·​bar·​ic | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈber-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) , -ˈba-rik \

Definition of hyperbaric

: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric medicine

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Other Words from hyperbaric

hyperbarically \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈber-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) , -​ˈba-​ri-​ \ adverb

Examples of hyperbaric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the school is normally used for wound care in mammals. Tamara Lush, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse," 1 Dec. 2020 The release said a 22-year-old man who suffered shortness of breath in the dive was flown to Seattle to be treated with hyperbaric oxygen, a therapy for decompression sickness. NBC News, "Woman dies, man injured while scuba diving at Glacier National Park," 3 Nov. 2020 After first retiring in 1997, Leif Graham said his father got qualified to work with hyperbaric oxygen therapy a couple years later and continued working full- and part-time into his late 80s. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Historic Tomball doctor Norman Graham dies at 96," 16 Sep. 2020 Seven minutes in a heavenly hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Scott Jacobson, The New Yorker, "Date Ideas for a Post-Quarantine World," 26 June 2020 In the afternoon, Max would go into an hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "The story of Max Nady, and how his father Scott Nady is teaching him and learning all at the same time," 19 June 2020 From red light therapy panels to a hyperbaric chamber, Kevin pulls out all the stops in maintaining his health. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Take a tour of Kevin Love’s personal wellness room (video)," 10 June 2020 In New Orleans and New York, two cities hit hard by the coronavirus, researchers will test hyperbaric oxygen therapy on 48 COVID-19 patients requiring breathing assistance. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Drugs for heartburn, gout and depression now being tested as coronavirus treatments," 2 May 2020 The plot begins with a deadly fire at a hyperbaric oxygen therapy center run by a Korean immigrant family in the fictional town of Miracle Creek, Virginia. Catalina Righter, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Tracy Chevalier, Angie Kim headline record-setting Day for Book Lovers in Westminster," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hyperbaric

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperbaric

hyper- + bar- + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of hyperbaric was in 1962

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“Hyperbaric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbaric. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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hy·​per·​bar·​ic | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈbar-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperbaric

1 : having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid used of solutions for spinal anesthesia — compare hypobaric
2 : of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric treatment

Other Words from hyperbaric

hyperbarically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) \ adverb

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