from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that supplies oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide for breathing, used especially in artificial respiration. Also called inhalator.
- n. A screenlike device worn over the mouth or nose or both to protect the respiratory tract.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device designed to allow breathing when it would otherwise be hindered, as by a medical condition or the presence of poisonous vapors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for breathing through, fitted to cover the mouth, or the nose and mouth, over which it is secured by proper bandages or other appliances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
- n. a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
Sorry, no etymologies found.
After the respirator is disconnected, the camera pans over to the monitor as she gradually flatlines, followed by a close-up of Julia's dead hand being held by Sally Field.
My only suggestion is to use the word respirator when referring to N95 or P2 or other respirator types.
The soft beeping of the heart monitor and the “ssssssshhhhh” sound from the respirator were the only sounds in the room.
This despite one of the patients showed no brain activity, the respirator was the only thing keeping her alive.
Her respirator was the modern cuirass type: a Spira-shell: not the old totally enclosed iron lung.
"I don't want to suffer or rot any longer, the respirator is the only thing keeping me alive," she wrote.
The throat is even muffled, and a "respirator" worn, so that fresh air is not allowed to get inside the lungs, while the pleura is exposed to chill at the back.
12 Almost all Easterns sleep under a sheet, which becomes a kind of respirator, defending them from the dews and mosquitoes by night and the flies by day.
"respirator," defending from flies by day and from mosquitos, dews and draughts by night.
He remains in critical condition and is breathing with the help of a respirator, sources said.