respirator

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ ˈres-pə-ˌrā-tər \

Definition of respirator

1 :a device worn over the mouth and nose to protect the respiratory tract by filtering out dangerous substances (such as dusts or fumes) from inhaled air
2 :a device for maintaining artificial respiration

Examples of respirator in a Sentence

  1. The doctors put her on a respirator.

Recent Examples of respirator from the Web

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First Known Use of respirator

1836


RESPIRATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of respirator for English Language Learners

  • : a device that you wear over your mouth and nose so that you can breathe when there is a lot of dust, smoke, etc., in the air

  • medical : a device that helps people to breathe when they are not able to breathe naturally


RESPIRATOR Defined for Kids

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ ˈre-spə-ˌrā-tər \

Definition of respirator for Students

1 :a device covering the mouth or nose especially to prevent the breathing in of harmful substances (as dust or fumes)
2 :a device used for helping a person to breathe

Medical Dictionary

respirator

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noun res·pi·ra·tor \ ˈres-pə-ˌrāt-ər \

medical Definition of respirator

1 :a device (as a gas mask) worn over the mouth and nose to protect the respiratory system by filtering out dangerous substances (as dust or fumes) from inhaled air
2 :a device for maintaining artificial respiration
  • a mechanical respirator
called also ventilator


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