re·​ox·​y·​gen·​ate (ˌ)rē-ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnāt How to pronounce reoxygenate (audio)
reoxygenated; reoxygenating

transitive verb

: to oxygenate (something) again
Veins are supposed to deliver deoxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs, where it gets reoxygenated.Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz
A wide-body jet has three air-conditioning packs that circulate, filter and reoxygenate cabin air.People Weekly
reoxygenation noun
During reoxygenation of the brain following ischemic anoxia, arachidonic acid is oxidized … Blaine C. White et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reoxygenate was in 1799

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“Reoxygenate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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