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 Put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else—shrewd advice for leadership in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) age. Gina Lodge, Forbes, 5 May 2022 One of the photos shows her wearing an oxygen mask while reading a book with her daughter. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 19 May 2022 Blood was dripping down his throat and into his oxygen mask. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 An oxygen mask placed tightly over her face was filled with smoke. Tabassum Barnagarwala, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 Inside, Rostam found Shabir hooked up to an oxygen mask. Mirzahussain Sadid, ProPublica, 5 Apr. 2022 The next thing Henschel remembers is waking up in the emergency room with an IV in his arm and an oxygen mask covering his mouth and nose. Los Angeles Times, 9 Jan. 2022 Inside the room came the steady whoosh of air getting pushed into her lungs by an oxygen mask that obscured her face. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 1 Jan. 2022 The rescuer placed another oxygen mask on the worker at the bottom of the tank, who was lifted back out before 3 p.m. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of oxygen mask

1920, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2022

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“Oxygen mask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygen%20mask. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of oxygen mask

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