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"intravenous" in British English

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intravenousadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪn.trəˈviː.nəs/ (abbreviation IV)
into or ​connected to a vein: intravenous feeding/​fluids an intravenous drip/​injection. Intravenous drugusers are at ​particularrisk of ​contracting the ​disease.
(Definition of intravenous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intravenous" in American English

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intravenousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·trəˈvi·nəs/ (abbreviation IV)
put ​directly into a ​vein (= one of the ​tubes in the ​body that ​carryblood to the ​heart): an intravenous ​drug
intravenously
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌɪn·trəˈvi·nəs·li/
The ​antibiotic was given in a ​fluid intravenously.
(Definition of intravenous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intravenous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 进入静脉的, 静脉的…
in Turkish damardan, damardan zerk edilen/verilen…
in Russian внутривенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 進入靜脈的, 靜脈的…
in Polish dożylny…
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