oxygen tent

noun
a small tentlike canopy placed over a sick person for delivering and maintaining a flow of oxygen at critical periods.

Origin:
1920–25

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oxygen tent
 
n
med a transparent enclosure covering a bedridden patient, into which oxygen is released to help maintain respiration

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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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Example sentences
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.
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