HyperDic: iron_lung

English > 1 sense of the expression iron lung:
NOUNartifactiron lungrespirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration
English > iron lung: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningrespirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration.
Broaderrespirator, inhalatorA breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
Spanishiron lung, pulmón de acero, pulmotor
Catalaniron lung

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