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Definition of intubate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] intubate (somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intubate
he / she / it intubates
past simple intubated
-ing form intubating
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to put a tube into a hollow space in the body, for example to allow a person to breathe They managed to intubate the victim inside the wrecked car. to intubate the trachea We made the decision not to intubate.
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