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oxygenate Syllabification: ox·y·gen·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈäksəjəˌnāt/

Definition of oxygenate in English:


[with object]
Supply, treat, charge, or enrich with oxygen: (as adjective oxygenated) a good supply of oxygenated blood
More example sentences
  • In obese patients, the workload of the heart is frequently increased by the strain of supplying oxygenated blood to all tissue.
  • The left heart pumps oxygenated blood out to the systemic circulation.
  • Since blood is oxygenated in the placenta, there is no need for pulmonary circulation and left sided pumping of blood.


Pronunciation: /ˌäksəjəˈnāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The major risk is the reduction of arterial oxygenation, as oxygenation may not be fully re-established for several hours after injury.
  • In some of these areas, ethanol is used for oxygenation.
  • At this stage, oxygenation and haemodynamic and metabolic factors are crucial.


Late 18th century: from French oxygéner 'supply with oxygen' + -ate3.

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