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

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There’s a hyperbaric oxygen-therapy chamber, an infrared sauna, a steam shower and therapeutic lighting. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Luxury Homeowners Retreat With Sensory-Deprivation Tanks," 25 July 2018 Sharon received hyperbaric oxygen treatments at the Trumbull clinic of Dr. Adam Breiner and the Ft. courant.com, "Sharon E. Torrant," 8 July 2018 At the hospital, a patient may receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, according to Baron. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Carbon monoxide can be silent killer of boaters. Here's how to stay safe," 21 June 2018 According to the Justice Department, between 2010 and 2015 Healogics knowingly caused wound care centers to bill Medicare for hyperbaric oxygen therapies that were medically unnecessary and unreasonable. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Healogics settles False Claims allegations, agrees to pay up to $22 million," 21 June 2018 Ewan McGregor's Age Appropriate Coiff Ewan McGregor seemingly doesn't age (seriously, does this guy sleep in a hyperbaric chamber?) and his longer style is more typical of guys half his age. Garrett Munce, GQ, "Donald Glover's Hair," 13 May 2018 Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn bought his own $24,000 hyperbaric chamber after two of his first four professional seasons were cut short by serious injuries. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "Alshon Jeffery Played Through a Torn Rotator Cuff on Sundays Because of What He Did on Fridays," 23 Feb. 2018 Even hyperbaric oxygen chambers have gone beyond the traditional use of saving the lives of deep-sea divers who surface too quickly. Ronald D. White, latimes.com, "In L.A. today, fitness can mean IV drips, vitamin shots and a daily freeze at -292 degrees," 5 Apr. 2018 In 2017 five people required hyperbaric chamber treatments, a surge over the previous two years, when two people each year required treatment, according to base statistics. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Navy base shuts down diving after two cases of the bends | Miami Herald," 11 Jan. 2018

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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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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 hyperbarically (audio) \ adverb

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