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oxygenate

verb ox·y·gen·ate \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnāt , äk-ˈsi-jə- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of oxygenate

oxygenated; oxygenating
transitive verb
:to impregnate, combine, or supply (something, such as blood) with oxygen

oxygenation

play \ˌäk-si-jə-ˈnā-shən, äk-ˌsi-jə-\ noun

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First Known Use of oxygenate

1788


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oxygenate

noun

Definition of oxygenate

:an oxygen-containing substance (such as ethanol) used especially in gasoline to promote more complete combustion

First Known Use of oxygenate

1958


OXYGENATE Defined for English Language Learners

oxygenate

verb

Definition of oxygenate for English Language Learners

  • : to add oxygen to (something)


Medical Dictionary

oxygenate

transitive verb ox·y·gen·ate \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnāt , äk-ˈsij-ə- \

medical Definition of oxygenate

oxygenated; oxygenating
:to impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
  • oxygenated blood
  • better to oxygenate the patient first
  • Anesthesia Digest

oxygenation

play \ˌäk-si-jə-ˈnā-shən, äk-ˌsij-ə-\ noun

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