oxygen mask


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 the west, long tunnels bored through mountains and train crews wore oxygen masks to avoid asphyxiation. Kevin Leonard, baltimoresun.com, "The dream of electric trains has origins in Laurel," 6 Sep. 2019 The firefighters had pet oxygen masks on their truck, and three of the animals were resuscitated on the scene, Polep said. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "2 dogs recovering, 1 cat euthanized after Sheridan Road apartment fire in Evanston," 22 Aug. 2019 Clinical staff had replaced an oxygen tube with an oxygen mask to facilitate Jake’s breathing and initial reports indicate Jake had a serious allergic reaction to the synthetic marijuana. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Alabama prison K9 dies after drug raid, will be buried with full honors," 22 July 2019 Stretched on the sidewalk were a half-dozen victims, stunned, listless, in shock, some with oxygen masks. Christopher Ketcham, Harper's magazine, "A Play with No End," 22 July 2019 The pilots then might have concentrated on dealing with the depressurization that resulted from shrapnel from the engine, confirming that oxygen masks deployed, Sullenberger said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Miracle on the Hudson pilot Sully Sullenberger: Southwest crew worked seamlessly to land jet," 19 Apr. 2018 The goal of Project Breathe is to equip every fire station in the United States and Canada with pet oxygen masks that enable firefighters and other emergency professionals to give oxygen to pets suffering from smoke inhalation. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department receives pet life-saving gear from Project Breathe," 3 Apr. 2018 The three in the plane wore oxygen masks for the high passes over the mountain at 23,000 feet. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "How a Fairbanks scientist made a new map of Denali using his own DIY system," 19 May 2018 Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Brandy King said that the plane never lost cabin pressure — that would have triggered oxygen masks to drop down for passengers — and that the pilots did not declare an emergency before landing. Mark Gillispie And David Koenig, BostonGlobe.com, "Southwest plane with cracked window diverted to Cleveland," 2 May 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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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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