Meaning of “iron lung” in the English Dictionary

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"iron lung" in British English

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iron lungnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌaɪən ˈlʌŋ/ us /ˌaɪrn ˈlʌŋ/

a machine with a large metal tube that pushes air in and out of someone's lungs to help them when it is difficult to breathe because of an illness

(Definition of “iron lung” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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