Meaning of breathing apparatus in English:

breathing apparatus

Pronunciation /ˈbriːðɪŋ apəˌreɪtəs/

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  • 1The respiratory system of an animal or person, or part of this.

  • 2Equipment that enables breathing in airless or toxic environments, as in diving, mining, firefighting, etc.; a type or example of this.

  • 3Equipment that supports or replaces the action of breathing in an individual who is ill, injured, or anaesthetized; a type or example of this.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Parkes (1761–1825), chemist. From breathing + apparatus.