Definition of extubation in US English:

extubation

noun

Medicine
  • The removal of a tube previously inserted into a patient's body, especially that of an artificial ventilation tube from the trachea.

    ‘when feasible, early extubation obviates ventilator dependence and preserves respiratory muscle function’

Origin

Late 19th century: from extubate (compare intubation).

Pronunciation

extubation

/ˌekst(y)o͞oˈbāSH(ə)n//ˌɛkst(j)uˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/