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A tent-like enclosure within which the air supply can be enriched with oxygen to aid a patient's breathing.‘admitted with bronchial illness, he was put in an oxygen tent with alarms set up to go off if he stopped breathing’
- ‘But can't you achieve a similar effect with an oxygen tent or elevation training?’
- ‘Unless you were actually under an oxygen tent, you could smoke in hospitals.’
- ‘Only 22 years old, he spent his last days under an oxygen tent in a hospital.’
- ‘I do not remember when the oxygen tent encased me; nor, do I remember when it was removed.’
- ‘She was placed under an oxygen tent, and Vita stayed by her bedside for days, quietly urging her to breathe.’
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