saturation diving

noun

Definition of saturation diving

: diving in which a person remains underwater at a certain depth breathing a mixture of gases under pressure for an indefinite period once the body has become saturated with the gases because the decompression time remains the same regardless of how long the diver remains at that depth

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“Saturation diving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saturation%20diving. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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