Definition of hyperbaric in English:

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hyperbaric

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəˈbarɪk/

adjective

Of or involving a gas at a pressure greater than normal: a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric oxygen
More example sentences
  • They tried oxygen under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber.
  • The pressure inside the hyperbaric chamber was achieved by compressed air.
  • Supplemental oxygen or pressurized portable hyperbaric chambers should be used if descent is delayed.

Origin

1960s: from hyper- 'above normal' + Greek barus 'heavy'.

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