from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any device that releases oxygen (or air) into water, especially one in an aquarium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oxidizer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as oxidator.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The hum of the oxygenator was loud in the sudden quiet.
The oxygenator hummed as the room fell quiet once more.
There was, at one time a growing market for ethanol, until the oil boys decided to make methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) the oxygenator of choice, by law.
When Congress passed the law that fuels had to have an oxygenator, they would not include a liability exemption to protect the MTBE producers from liability for groundwater contamination.
Lucky didn't get the oxygenator she wanted because I forgot to buy her anything until the last minute and then couldn't find one, but I figure that doesn't matter because she doesn't really need it and because, hey, it's the thought that counts.
California has done this before, Tollstrup said, pointing to the rule that all gasoline sold in the state must contain an oxygenator -- a requirement that led refiners to add MTBE, and later ethanol to fuel blends.
But the doctors explained that they receive only a dozen oxygen tanks every three months for the entire DRC; it would best if we could get the oxygenator machine running soon.
Forty-five minutes later, two Indian doctors arrived with supplies — not only a tank of oxygen, but also an oxygenator machine.
The humidified air produced by the oxygenator machine and the nebulizer definitely helped Ndakasi stay hydrated.
McCoy reached for a cardiac stabilizer and oxygenator without a second thought.
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