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Definitions of oxygen:

part of speech: noun

Gas in the atmosphere essential to life; used to advantage in diseases of the lungs.

part of speech: noun

Oxygenium ( U. S.), a gaseous element, symbol O, atomic weight 16, the most abundant and widely distributed of all the chemical elements; it combines with most of the other elements to form oxides, and is essential to animal and plant life. Oxygen is employed by inhalation in pneumonia, in dyspnea and cyanosis, and is sometimes given to athletes before a contest with the idea that it increases the " wind" and the staying powers.

Usage examples for oxygen:

  • Because the life- giving oxygen is getting down into the long- neglected corners of his lungs. "On the Firing Line in Education", Adoniram Judson Ladd
  • He breathed the heavy air appreciatively, fingering the oxygen mask he had to wear outside. "Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet", Harold Leland Goodwin
  • So potent is the oxygen of the keen air and so deeply does it reach to the springs of life that one may eat his food cold and raw as the crows do and be satisfied and nourished. "Old Plymouth Trails", Winthrop Packard

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