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to insert a tube into the larynx or the like, as in a medical procedure: The doctor had to intubate the patient.
Not to be confused with:
incubate – to hatch eggs by sitting on them or by artificial heat; to develop, grow, take form: Her plan would slowly incubate in her mind.
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tr.v. in·tu·bat·ed, in·tu·bat·ing, in·tu·bates
To insert a tube into (a hollow organ or body passage).
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(Medicine) (tr) med to insert a tube or cannula into (a hollow organ); cannulate
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in•tu•bate(ˈɪn tʊˌbeɪt, -tyʊ-)
v.t. -bat•ed, -bat•ing.
to insert a tube into (a hollow anatomical structure, as the larynx), esp. for admitting air or a fluid.
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Past participle: intubated
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|Verb||1.||intubate - introduce a cannula or tube into; "Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck"|
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vt (Med) → intubieren
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