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oxygen mask

noun
1.
a masklike device placed or worn over the nose and mouth when inhaling supplementary oxygen from an attached tank.
Origin of oxygen mask
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Even Etl, in his cage, had an oxygen mask that Klein had made for him.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Ripping off his oxygen mask, he took a deep breath of the alien atmosphere.

    The Quantum Jump Robert Wicks
  • So you've always got this oxygen mask on, all the time, except if you take it off for a second to talk to somebody.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
  • Brett was adjusting his oxygen mask with one hand and gripping a paralo-ray gun tightly with the other.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • A nurse was near by with a tray of hypodermics and an oxygen mask.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Astro opened the valve on Brett's oxygen mask wide and waited until the man was breathing normally.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • Over its mouth-palps was the cup of what must have been its oxygen mask.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • His oxygen mask was still in place, but his helmet hung partly loose.

    The Quantum Jump Robert Wicks
  • He breathed the heavy air appreciatively, fingering the oxygen mask he had to wear outside.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • In the excitement his oxygen mask had slipped down off his face and he could not reach the tube with his lips.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for oxygen mask

oxygen mask

noun
1.
a device, worn over the nose and mouth, to which oxygen is supplied from a cylinder or other source: used to aid breathing
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oxygen mask in Medicine

oxygen mask n.
A masklike device that is placed over the mouth and nose and through which oxygen is supplied from an attached storage tank.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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