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aerate to supply (the blood) with oxygen by respiration. [1/3 definitions]
breath the air that flows into and out of the lungs during respiration. [1/4 definitions]
breathing the act or process of respiring or inhaling and exhaling air; respiration. [1/3 definitions]
iron lung a large metal chamber in which the body can be enclosed up to the neck, that maintains artificial respiration by means of alternating pulses of high and low pressure, used esp. for polio victims.
oxygen a chemical element that has eight protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form, as a colorless, odorless gas essential to the respiration of living things, or in important compounds such as water, carbohydrates, and oxide minerals. (symbol: O)
polygraph a device that records changes in bodily functions such as respiration rate, heartbeat, and blood pressure, sometimes used during interrogation of suspected criminals; lie detector.
respirator an apparatus for maintaining artificial respiration. [1/2 definitions]
respiratory of, relating to, or used in respiration.
respire to engage in the process of respiration. [1/3 definitions]
suffocate to make respiration difficult for. [1/6 definitions]
vital signs the signs that indicate the health of the body such as pulse, temperature, and rate of respiration.
wind1 breath; breathing; respiration. [1/14 definitions]