[hahy-per-bar-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbær ɪk/

adjective, Medicine/Medical.
(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid.
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pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, especially for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases.
of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal

1930, from hyper- + Greek barys “heavy” (see grave (adj.)).

hyperbaric hy·per·bar·ic (hī’pər-bār’ĭk)
Of, relating to, producing, operating, or occurring at pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.


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