- a device, as of gauze, worn over the mouth and nose to prevent the inhaling of harmful substances, to warm the air breathed, etc.
- an apparatus for giving artificial respiration
See respirator in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A device that supplies oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide for breathing, used especially in artificial respiration. Also called inhalator.
- A screenlike device worn over the mouth or nose or both to protect the respiratory tract.
Learn more about respirator