Definitions for: Respirator

[n] a mask with a filter protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
[n] a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration

Webster (1913) Definition: Res"pi*ra`tor (r?s"p?*r?`t?r), n. [Cf. F.
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.

Synonyms: gas helmet, gasmask, inhalator

See Also: breathing apparatus, breathing device, breathing machine, iron lung, mask, mouthpiece, ventilator

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