hyperbaric

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adjective hy·per·bar·ic \ˌhī-pər-ˈber-ik, -ˈba-rik\

Definition of hyperbaric

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

hyperbarically

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈber-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈba-ri-\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of hyperbaric

hyper- + bar- + 1-ic


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hyperbaric

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adjective hy·per·bar·ic \ˌhī-pər-ˈbar-ik\

Medical Definition of hyperbaric

  1. 1:  having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid—used of solutions for spinal anesthesia; compare hypobaric

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric treatment

hyperbarically

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