Definitions

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  • adjective Below normal pressure.

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  • adjective Of, relating to, or utilizing less than normal pressure (as in air pressure).

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ baric

Examples

  • Roach placed his volunteers in a large metal box called a hypobaric chamber and gradually sucked out air with a vacuum pump, reducing atmospheric pressure to mimic a high altitude, low-oxygen environment.

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  • The main impact of air travel is breathing in air with a reduced oxygen content - resulting in lower circulating oxygen levels in the blood-in a pressurised environment, referred to as hypobaric hypoxia, says the guidance.

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  • The main impact of air travel is breathing in air with a reduced oxygen content - resulting in lower circulating oxygen levels in the blood-in a pressurised environment, referred to as hypobaric hypoxia, says the guidance.

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  • The main impact of air travel is breathing in air with a reduced oxygen content - resulting in lower circulating oxygen levels in the blood-in a pressurised environment, referred to as hypobaric hypoxia, says the guidance.

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  • The story I nearly wrote was about an assault on Everest in 2053, using teleoperated robots instead of human beings - the idea was that the people driving the robots would be in hypobaric chambers, to simulate the pressure drop.

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  • He wants to go home, perhaps to lie quietly in a hypobaric chamber and dwell upon revenge fantasies.

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  • There are probably a hundred other athletes who have hypobaric tents.

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  • The number of clandestine hypobaric chambers in the NHL remains unclear.

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  • I ask if there are truly a hundred other athletes with hypobaric tents.

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  • • Installed a hypobaric tent in his Virginia home to simulate high-altitude oxygen levels.

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