oxygen mask


Definition of oxygen mask

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

Examples of oxygen mask in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An oxygen mask with no tube connecting it to an oxygen tank, no reflections of snow or mountains in a man’s sunglasses and limp flags in a place known for lacerating winds. New York Times, "Nepal Seeks to Ban 2 Climbers It Says Faked Everest Summit," 1 Feb. 2021 My phone quickly filled with pictures of CT scans and prescriptions written in Urdu, along with videos of her breathing into an oxygen mask while sitting on a makeshift bed wearing her shalwar kameez. Haider J. Warraich, STAT, "Are more people surviving Covid-19 because doctors are doing less?," 15 Jan. 2021 After the hospitalization, the third-grade teacher taught while wearing an oxygen mask from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, December 18," 18 Dec. 2020 Think of it like the airline safety briefing that reminds people to put on their oxygen mask first before safely assisting those around them. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "COVID-19 stress isn't taking a break for the holidays. How experts say you should cope," 9 Nov. 2020 Smith, who was photographed wearing an oxygen mask also raised eyebrows, with some thinking he was insensitively dressed as a COVID-19 patient. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Kendall Jenner criticized for maskless, celeb-filled party amid COVID-19: 'I'm beyond disgusted'," 2 Nov. 2020 In the video, he is seen with an oxygen mask on his face, lying in a hospital bed near the window, which was draped with colorful balloons. Isaac Scharf, Star Tribune, "Israeli hospital hosts wedding of COVID-19 patient's son," 19 Oct. 2020 Eventually, Okudah got to his feet and walked off under his own power, making a beeline to the Lions bench where trainers hooked him up to an oxygen mask. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Jeff Okudah, Detroit Lions bounce back: 'I was tired of being disrespected by everyone'," 28 Sep. 2020 Staffers put an oxygen mask on the second inmate and injected Narcan, stabilizing him and also taking him to a hospital, according to the complaint. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, "Charges: Minneapolis man smuggled heroin into Hennepin County jail, leading to three nonfatal overdoses," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of oxygen mask

1920, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2021

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“Oxygen mask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygen%20mask. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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

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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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