Hyperbaric



[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
adj.

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

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

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