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Meaning of RESPIRATOR

Pronunciation:  'respu`reytur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a mask with a filter protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
  2. [n]  a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
 

RESPIRATOR is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: gas helmet, gasmask, inhalator
 
 See Also: breathing apparatus, breathing device, breathing machine, iron lung, mask, mouthpiece, ventilator

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Res"pi*ra`tor\ (r?s"p?*r?`t?r), n. [Cf. F.
respirateur.]
A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to
prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or
smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air
passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation
of medicated vapors.

 

 

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