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nitrox

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Definition of nitrox in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A mixture of oxygen and nitrogen used as a breathing gas by divers, especially a mixture containing a lower proportion of nitrogen than is normally present in air, to reduce the risk of decompression sickness.

Origin

1980s: from nitrogen + oxygen.

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