Definition of Respirator

1. Noun. A breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration.

Exact synonyms: Inhalator
Generic synonyms: Breathing Apparatus, Breathing Device, Breathing Machine, Ventilator
Specialized synonyms: Iron Lung
Terms within: Mouthpiece
Derivative terms: Inhale, Respire



2. Noun. A protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases.
Exact synonyms: Gas Helmet, Gasmask
Generic synonyms: Mask

Definition of Respirator

1. n. A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors.

Definition of Respirator

1. Noun. A device designed to allow breathing when it would otherwise be hindered, as by a medical condition or the presence of poisonous vapors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Respirator

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Medical Definition of Respirator

1. A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors. Origin: Cf. F. Respirateur. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respirator

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Literary usage of Respirator

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1. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"I was told that a foreman who was found working without his respirator had been discharged. The principal part of a respirator is the filtering material, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"Automatic forced respirator applied and respirations forced at the rate of 12 to 15 per ... 2.30 AM—respirator removed. Patient made no visible effort at ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1883)
"On a New Form of respirator for Continuous Inhalation. ... It has always seemed to me that a respirator for permanent use ought to fulfil this purpose as ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"The respirator is intended to be fitted on the heads of firemen, ... The results of an experiment with the respirator have teen stated by Prof. Tyndall. ..."

5. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1854)
"Electro-plating the respirator with platinum, or gold would certainly be an improvement. There ia a •mall opening closed with a wire gauze screw, ..."

6. Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildingsby Dale Keyes by Dale Keyes (1998)
"A full facepiece powered air purifying respirator, or a powered air purifying respirator, or a respirator described in paragraph (d)(2)(iii) of this section ..."

7. The British and Foreign Medical Review Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1840)
"THE respirator. IN an early Number of this Journal, (Vol. III., p. ... In consequence of the increased sale of the respirator, and with a view to its more ..."

8. Friends' Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1875)
"The b«t is supplied with a respirator, consisting of a nln chamber and filter ... The respirator agency consists of cotton-wool saturated with g'j'- erin, ..."

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