breathing machine


: a device that assists breathing (as by keeping the air passages open) or maintains artificial respiration
He suffers from sleep apnea, so he uses a breathing machine.Dan Casey, The Roanoke (Virginia) Times
The team tried to put her on a breathing machine, but the pond water had damaged her lungs too severely for oxygen to reach her blood.Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

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“Breathing machine.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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