oxygen mask

noun

Definition of oxygen mask 

: a device worn over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied from a storage tank

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In a preview for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kardashian can be seen wearing an oxygen mask while in the delivery room, surrounded by family and friends. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Khloé Kardashian Had to Wear an Oxygen Mask During Labor," 16 Nov. 2018 About five minutes after takeoff, oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling, and passengers began putting them on. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Passengers Injured After Flight Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin," 21 Sep. 2018 However, many passengers started experiencing more severe effects like nosebleeds and blackouts before the oxygen masks were deployed. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Passengers Injured After Flight Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin," 21 Sep. 2018 Darcy was treated for hypoxia – a lack of oxygen in the body – by her owner who held the oxygen mask over the dog’s face. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "JetBlue crew saves French bulldog with oxygen mask during flight," 8 July 2018 When the engine blew up on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas, and the oxygen masks rained down, there was only one thought that dominated Marty Martinez's mind: sending a goodbye message to his parents. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "'Sheer panic' grips cabin of Southwest jet as engine explodes, killing one passenger," 17 Apr. 2018 Shrapnel from the engine left a hole above the wing, and the oxygen masks dropped. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Hero Pilot Who Landed Deadly Southwest Flight Was One of Navy's First Female Fighter Pilots," 18 Apr. 2018 After putting on their oxygen masks, Shults took over and Ellisor began communicating with the other crew members, the Dallas Business Journal reports. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults reflects on life-changing flight: 'We had help that day'," 13 June 2018 After the engine failure, pictures show a number of passengers incorrectly using their oxygen masks, which are deployed after a rapid drop in cabin pressure, reports CBS News' Kris Van Cleave. CBS News, "Photos from damaged Southwest flight show passengers not heeding safety directives," 20 Apr. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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oxygen mask

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oxygen mask

: a mask worn over your nose and mouth so that you can breathe oxygen from a storage tank

oxygen mask

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Medical Definition of oxygen mask 

: a device worn over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied from a storage tank

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