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oxygen tent

a small tentlike canopy placed over a sick person for delivering and maintaining a flow of oxygen at critical periods.
Origin of oxygen tent
1920-25 Unabridged
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  • Desperate zookeepers placed her under an oxygen tent, tried to keep her alive by artificial respiration.
  • It seems that he had been visiting patients, and he happened upon one who was in an oxygen tent.
  • They had him in an oxygen tent and he would fight and get out of it and there was nobody there to take care of him.
  • They would come up to the path and carry oxygen tent covers.
  • And so he was in an oxygen tent and he-- he was itching at the staples that they put in.
British Dictionary definitions for oxygen tent

oxygen tent

(med) a transparent enclosure covering a bedridden patient, into which oxygen is released to help maintain respiration
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oxygen tent in Medicine

oxygen tent n.
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.

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