intubate

transitive verb
in·​tu·​bate | \ ˈin-(ˌ)t(y)ü-ˌbāt How to pronounce intubate (audio) , -tə- How to pronounce intubate (audio) \
intubated; intubating

Medical Definition of intubate

: to perform intubation on I had trained in the intensive care unit. I could start a central line, intubate a patient in respiratory failure, and insert a pacemaker.— Margaret Seton, The New England Journal of Medicine, 29 Sept. 2011 I'm very nervous, because I haven't intubated many children and I'm not sure how big she is or what size endotracheal tube I'll need. — Valerie Norton, in Emergency!, 1996 Twenty consecutive pediatric patients … whose tracheas had been intubated for various causes of respiratory failure, and who had received a CT scan, were included in our study.— Kevin R. Bock et al., Chest, 1 Aug. 2000

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