breathing apparatus


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Related to breathing apparatus: Scba
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Noun1.breathing apparatus - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failurebreathing apparatus - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
aqualung, Aqua-Lung, scuba - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
oxygen mask - a breathing device that is placed over the mouth and nose; supplies oxygen from an attached storage tank
inhalator, respirator - a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
resuscitator - a breathing apparatus used for resuscitation by forcing oxygen into the lungs of a person who has undergone asphyxia or arrest of respiration
snorkel - breathing device consisting of a bent tube fitting into a swimmer's mouth and extending above the surface; allows swimmer to breathe while face down in the water
Translations

breathing apparatus

n (of diver) → autorespiratore m
References in classic literature ?
He had not indeed great resources of education, and had had to work his own way against a good deal of professional contempt; but he made none the worse accoucheur for calling the breathing apparatus "longs."
Fire crews used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire by 1.30am.
"Crews used hose reels and breathing apparatus while receiving help from the farmer using his tractor.
He stressed the need for replacing the breathing apparatus which was provided to the centre in 2004 when the rescue service was launched by the then chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus burst through the ground-floor flat and found the living room completely destroyed.
"By 11pm the fire had spread to the roof space and crews, still wearing two breathing apparatus, continued to fight the fire from the outside with a main jet.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus initially entered the building to tackle the blaze and assess the situation.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus to enter the building and bring the fire under control.
And at around 12.35pm, crews remained on scene and even more engines, with crews with breathing apparatus, had been requested.
"We're not finished there though as we look forward to the Everest challenge where we will again be taking on a huge challenge where it will take not one but 20 firefighters to achieve climbing the height of Mount Everest in full fire kit and breathing apparatus."