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oxygen mask

n.
A masklike device placed over the mouth and nose and through which oxygen is supplied from an attached storage tank.

oxygen mask

a device used to administer oxygen, shaped to fit snugly over the mouth and nose and secured in place with a strap or held with the hand. The mask has inspiratory and expiratory valves allowing oxygen to be inhaled or pumped into the respiratory tract and carbon dioxide to be exhaled into the environment. Oxygen flows at a prescribed rate through a catheter to the mask. See also Ambu bag.
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Oxygen mask

oxygen mask

A device that fits over the mouth and nose and provides oxygen or other therapeutic gas. It includes a simple, partial rebreathing type and a nonrebreathing type.
See also: mask
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The captain kept talking to us, which couldn't have been easy because he was wearing an oxygen mask in a cockpit that was filling with smoke and fumes.
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FRANTIC Ryanair cabin crew were forced to bang on the cockpit door to alert the pilot after oxygen masks failed to deploy during a serious mid-air incident.
on Monday after finding that a number of oxygen masks in three of the company's aircraft were tangled and unable to drop down properly due to maintenance error.
Mr Hadow said passengers feared for their lives as the plane descended, oxygen masks had not worked properly and there were no immediate announcements to passengers.
Mr Hadow said passengers feared for their lives as the plane descended, that oxygen masks had not worked properly and that there were no immediate announcements to passengers about what was happening.
But passengers today told how they had feared for their lives as the aircraft plummeted and oxygen masks dropped down.