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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One adult male in critical condition was taken to the University of Maryland Medical System’s hyperbaric chamber, according to the department’s Twitter account. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Three hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak that affected Rosedale Center alternative school," 6 June 2019 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

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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 hyperbarically (audio) \ adverb

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