Meaning of “respirator” in the English Dictionary

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"respirator" in British English

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respiratornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈres.pɪ.reɪ.tər/ us /ˈres.pə.reɪ.t̬ɚ/

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

"respirator" in American English

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respiratornoun [ C ]

us /ˈres·pəˌreɪ·t̬ər/

a device that forces air into a person’s lungs when the person cannot breathe independently and needs help to breathe:

Miya was hooked up to a respirator at University Hospital.

(Definition of “respirator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)