- * * *1. Pertaining to pressure of ambient gases greater than 1 atmosphere. 2. Concerning solutions, more dense than the diluent or medium; e.g., in spinal anesthesia, a h. solution has a density greater than that of spinal fluid. [hyper- + G. baros, weight]
* * *hy·per·bar·ic .hī-pər-'bar-ik adj1) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid used of solutions for spinal anesthesia compare HYPOBARIC2) of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure esp. of oxygen <a \hyperbaric chamber> <\hyperbaric medicine>hy·per·bar·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *adj.at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure.
* * *hy·per·bar·ic (hi″pər-barґik) [hyper- + bar- + -ic] having greater than normal pressure or weight; applied to gases under greater than atmospheric pressure, or to a solution of greater specific gravity than another taken as a standard of reference.
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Hyperbaric — Hy per*bar ic, a. [hyper + baric.] 1. of, pertaining to, or using a pressure that is greater than normal atmospheric pressure; as, a hyperbaric chamber, where divers may decompress slowly to avoid the bends. [PJC] 2. of, pertaining to, or using… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hyperbaric — 1930, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + Gk. barys вЂњheavyвЂќ (see GRAVE (Cf. grave) (adj.)) … Etymology dictionary
hyperbaric — [hī′pərbar′ik] adj. [ HYPER + BARIC] 1. of or having a pressure or specific gravity greater than that within the body tissues or fluids 2. designating or of a pressurized, usually oxygenated chamber, used in the treatment of various diseases and… … English World dictionary
hyperbaric — adjective Etymology: hyper + bar + 1 ic Date: 1962 of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen < a hyperbaric chamber > < hyperbaric medicine > • hyperbarically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
hyperbaric — UK [ˌhaɪpə(r)ˈbærɪk] / US [ˌhaɪpərˈbærɪk] adjective physics a hyperbaric gas is at a higher pressure than it normally is … English dictionary
hyperbaric — /huy peuhr bar ik/, adj. Med. 1. (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid. Cf. hypobaric. 2. pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, esp. for administering oxygen in the… … Universalium
hyperbaric — adjective Of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure (as of oxygen) … Wiktionary
hyperbaric — adj. of high pressure, subjected to pressure which is greater than normal (Medicine) … English contemporary dictionary
hyperbaric — [ˌhʌɪpə barɪk] adjective relating to or denoting a gas at a pressure greater than normal. Origin 1960s: from hyper + Gk barus heavy … English new terms dictionary
hyperbaric — hy·per·bar·ic … English syllables