Definition of rebreather in English:

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rebreather

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noun

An aqualung in which the diver’s exhaled breath is partially purified of carbon dioxide, mixed with more oxygen, and then breathed again by the diver.
Example sentences
  • Have you heard that British dive shops are being asked for names of people buying the more expensive items of dive gear, particularly rebreathers and diver scooters?
  • Unlike conventional scuba gear, rebreathers recycle exhaled gas by chemically scrubbing it of carbon dioxide with soda lime.
  • Without it, Shirley would have to constantly monitor the oxygen levels in his rebreather and inject oxygen into his breathing loop manually.

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