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IV 1

An apparatus for providing intravenous injections.

[From i(ntra)v(enous).]

IV 2

1. intravenous
2. intravenously



n., pl. IVs, IV's.
an apparatus for intravenous delivery of electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
[1950–55; i(ntra) v(enous)]


1. intravenous.
2. intravenous injection.
3. intravenously.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.IV - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and oneIV - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.IV - administration of nutrients through a vein
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
Adj.1.IV - being one more than threeiv - being one more than three    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"


A. N ABBR =intravenous (also IV drip) → gota a gota m
B. ADJ ABBR =intravenous


V. intravenous.
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