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iron lungnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​machine with a ​largemetaltube that ​pushesair 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)
Translations of “iron lung”
in Chinese (Simplified) 铁肺,人工呼吸器…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐵肺,人工呼吸器…
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