oxygen tent
noun Date: 1925 a canopy which can be placed over a bedridden person and within which a flow of oxygen can be maintained

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  • oxygen tent — n a piece of equipment shaped like a tent that is put around people who are very ill in hospital, to provide them with oxygen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oxygen tent — n. a transparent enclosure into which oxygen is released, fitted around a bed patient to improve the efficiency of oxygen intake per breath …   English World dictionary

  • oxygen tent — oxygen ,tent noun count a large container filled with oxygen that doctors put around a person who cannot breathe normally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Oxygen tent — A tent like device used to deliver high levels of oxygen to a patient in a bed. The tent typically covers the whole bed of an infant and the head and upper body of an older child or adult. The oxygen is pumped in from a tank. Oxygen is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • oxygen tent — noun : a canopy of usually transparent material which is placed over a bedfast patient and within which a flow of oxygen can be maintained * * * noun, pl ⋯ tents [count] : a piece of medical equipment that surrounds the body or head of a patient… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxygen tent — An oxygen tent consists of a canopy placed over the head and shoulders or over the entire body of a patient to provide oxygen at a higher level than normal. Oxygen tents are also used by athletes see altitude tents. See also Oxygen therapy Oxygen …   Wikipedia

  • oxygen tent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oxygen tent : singular oxygen tent plural oxygen tents a large container filled with oxygen that doctors put around a person who cannot breathe normally …   English dictionary

  • oxygen tent — /ˈɒksədʒən tɛnt/ (say oksuhjuhn tent) noun a small tent for delivering oxygen to a sick person at critical periods …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxygen tent — noun a tent like enclosure within which the air supply can be enriched with oxygen to aid a patient s breathing …   English new terms dictionary

  • oxygen tent — noun (C) a piece of equipment shaped like a tent that is put around people who are very ill in hospital, to provide them with oxygen …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oxygen tent — ox′ygen tent n. med a small transparent canopy placed over a patient for delivering an increased concentration of oxygen • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

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