Definition of deoxygenate in English:


Translate deoxygenate into Spanish

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Remove oxygen from.

    ‘one long-term consequence of warming the climate is to deoxygenate the ocean’
    • ‘deoxygenated air’
    • ‘Silting, aggravated by autumn leaf fall, had deoxygenated the water but the conservation-keen couple were reluctant to restore the tarn until they knew more about its history.’
    • ‘This non-invasive device uses a combination red and infra-red light passed through a patient's finger to determine a ratio of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin.’
    • ‘The right ventricle then pumps deoxygenated blood through the pulmonic valve and back to the lungs.’
    • ‘The right side of the heart receives deoxygenated blood though the veins.’
    • ‘Remember the floods, which brought deoxygenated water with rotting vegetation that smells like raw sewerage to Ballina, and killed all the fish in the Richmond?’



/dēˈäksəjəˌnāt/ /diˈɑksədʒəˌneɪt/