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

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 This Five is an old, decrepit man being kept alive only by some sort of hyperbaric chamber. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 22 June 2022 Usually found in clinics rather than homes, the hyperbaric chamber essentially delivers pure oxygen at an air pressure level at 1.5 to three times higher than the average. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 17 June 2022 On offer, therefore, are: heart rate variability testing, platelet-rich plasma (PRP therapy), nutrient IV therapy, cryotherapy, ozone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 17 May 2022 On May 2, the Dancing With the Stars judge posted a photo on her Instagram Story of herself laying down in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2022 Think: microcurrents, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and a full body LED light bed. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 4 May 2022 At Stanly Ranch, a new hotel in Napa, visitors can lounge around one of the 700-acre resorts’ multiple pools, enjoy its 200-seat restaurant or even visit its hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 2022 Along with those cleanings, Charlie underwent 15 hyperbaric chamber treatments and was put on a Vitamin C drip — all of which was covered by Club Med — before being discharged, his mom says. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 26 Oct. 2021 With today’s advanced, minimally invasive techniques along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for rapid healing, patients can expect to be back to their daily routine in 10 days on average. Beth Landman, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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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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