[ok-si-juh-neyt] /ˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), oxygenated, oxygenating.
to treat, combine, or enrich with :
to oxygenate the blood.
an apparatus that oxygenates the blood, esp while a patient is undergoing an operation
to enrich or be enriched with oxygen: to oxygenate blood
oxygenate ox·y·gen·ate (ŏk’sĭ-jə-nāt’) or ox·y·gen·ize (-jə-nīz’)
v. ox·y·gen·at·ed or ox·y·gen·ized, ox·y·gen·at·ing or ox·y·gen·iz·ing, ox·y·gen·ates or ox·y·gen·iz·es
To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
To combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs.
noun 1. an establishment where customers go to inhale oxygen-rich air through a disposable hose inserted into their nostrils, for the purpose of deriving supposed therapeutic effects. noun 1. an establishment where customers pay to inhale pure oxygen in order to combat the effects of air pollution noun an establishment that sells pure oxygen for […]
- Oxygen capacity
oxygen capacity n. The amount of oxygen a quantity of blood is able to absorb.
- Oxygen consumption
oxygen consumption n. An expression of the rate at which oxygen is used by tissues, usually given in microliters of oxygen consumed in 1 hour by 1 milligram dry weight of tissue.
noun, Ecology. 1. the process by which oxygen released into the atmosphere by photosynthetic organisms is taken up by aerobic organisms while the carbon dioxide released as a by-product of repiration is taken up for photosynthesis.