oxygen mask
noun Date: 1920 a device worn over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied from a storage tank

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  • oxygen mask — oxygen masks N COUNT An oxygen mask is a device that is connected to a cylinder of oxygen by means of a tube. It is placed over the nose and mouth of someone who is having difficulty in breathing in order to help them breath more easily …   English dictionary

  • oxygen mask — n a piece of equipment that fits over someone s mouth and nose to provide them with oxygen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oxygen mask — oxygen ,mask noun count an object that fits over your face and is connected to a container of oxygen, used for helping you breathe normally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Oxygen mask — A plastic oxygen mask on an ER patient. An oxygen mask provides a method to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs. Oxygen masks may cover the nose and mouth (oral nasal mask) or the entire face (full face mask). They may… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxygen mask — A mask that covers the mouth and nose, and is hooked up to an oxygen tank. It delivers oxygen directly to the patient. Oxygen can also be delivered directly through a nasal catheter, a tube that divides into two smaller tubes that go into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • oxygen mask — noun a breathing device that is placed over the mouth and nose; supplies oxygen from an attached storage tank • Hypernyms: ↑breathing device, ↑breathing apparatus, ↑breathing machine, ↑ventilator • Part Holonyms: ↑aqualung, ↑Aqua Lung, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxygen mask — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oxygen mask : singular oxygen mask plural oxygen masks an object that fits over your face and is connected to a container of oxygen, used for helping you to breathe normally …   English dictionary

  • oxygen mask — A mask that covers the mouth, nose, and lower face. It is used in inhaling oxygen from a tank or a bottle or through the oxygen supply system of an aircraft and in allowing the expired gas to escape. See oronsol oxygen mask …   Aviation dictionary

  • oxygen mask — mask placed over the nose and mouth through which oxygen is supplied …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxygen mask — noun a mask placed over the nose and mouth and connected to a supply of oxygen, used when the body is not able to gain enough oxygen by breathing air …   English new terms dictionary

  • oxygen mask — noun A plastic or rubber mask through which oxygen may be breathed from a storage tank …   Wiktionary

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