Definition of oxygen tent in US English:

oxygen tent


  • A tentlike enclosure within which the air supply can be enriched with oxygen to aid a patient's breathing.

    • ‘Unless you were actually under an oxygen tent, you could smoke in hospitals.’
    • ‘She was placed under an oxygen tent, and Vita stayed by her bedside for days, quietly urging her to breathe.’
    • ‘But can't you achieve a similar effect with an oxygen tent or elevation training?’
    • ‘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.’


oxygen tent

/ˈɑksədʒən tɛnt/