having knowledge; conscious; cognizant:
aware of danger.
informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated:
She is one of the most politically aware young women around.
(postpositive) foll by of. having knowledge; cognizant: aware of his error
informed of current developments: politically aware
late Old English gewær, from Proto-Germanic *ga-waraz (cf. Old Saxon giwar, Middle Dutch gheware, Old High German giwar, German gewahr), from *ga-, intensive prefix, + wær “wary, cautious” (see wary).
noun 1. a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors, used to treat divers or pilots afflicted with aeroembolism and to provide high-oxygen environments for certain medical treatments and operations. hyperbaric chamber n. A compartment capable of high-pressure oxygenation, used to treat decompression sickness and anaerobic infections.
[hahy-per-bar-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbær ɪk/ adjective, Medicine/Medical. 1. (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid. Compare . 2. pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, especially for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases. /ˌhaɪpəˈbærɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal […]
- Hyperbaric oxygen
hyperbaric oxygen n. Oxygen at a pressure that is above one atmosphere. Also called high-pressure oxygen.
hyperbarism hy·per·bar·ism (hī’pər-bār’ĭz’əm) n. Disturbances to the body resulting from the pressure of ambient gases at greater than normal atmospheric pressure.