Definition of hyperbaric in English:


Line breaks: hyper|bar¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəˈbarɪk


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.


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

Definition of hyperbaric in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily