adjective Etymology: hyper- + bar- + 1-ic Date: 1962 of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen <
a hyperbaric chamber
hyperbaric medicine
hyperbarically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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