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noun [countable] respirator pronunciation in British English /ˈrespəˌreɪtə(r)/
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pluralrespirators
  1. 1
    a machine used in hospitals for helping people who cannot breathe on their own
    be on/be put on a respirator: He had pneumonia and was put on a respirator.

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