Extubate
To remove a tube from a hollow organ or passageway, often from the airway. The opposite of extubate is intubate.
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To remove a tube.

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ex·tu·bate (eks-tooґbāt) [ex- + L. tuba tube] to remove a tube from.

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  • extubate — [ek sto͞o′bāt΄, ekstyo͞o′bāt΄] vt. extubated, extubating 〚 EX 1 + TUB(E) + ATE1〛 to remove a tube from (a part of the body, as an air passage) extubation n …   Universalium

  • extubate — [ek sto͞o′bāt΄, ekstyo͞o′bāt΄] vt. extubated, extubating [ EX 1 + TUB(E) + ATE1] to remove a tube from (a part of the body, as an air passage) extubation n …   English World dictionary

  • extubate — verb To remove a tube from a hollow organ or from an airway See Also: intubate …   Wiktionary

  • extubate — v. remove a tube (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extubate — ex·tu·bate …   English syllables

  • extubate — /ˈɛkstjubeɪt/ (say ekstyoohbayt) verb (i) (extubated, extubating) Medicine to remove ventilation tubes from a patient. –extubation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • extubate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intubate — To put a tube into a hollow organ or passageway, often into the airway. The opposite of intubate is extubate. * * * To insert a tube. * * * in·tu·bate in (.)t(y)ü .bāt, tə vt, bat·ed; bat·ing to perform intubation on <the trachea is intubated… …   Medical dictionary

  • ex- — 1 for 1 [ eks, iks, egz, igz; eks] [ME < OFr or L, akin to Gr ex , exō , ek < IE base * eĝhs, out] prefix 1. a) forth, from, out [extubate] b) beyond [exurb] c) away from, out of [explant] …   English World dictionary

  • extubation — noun see extubate …   Useful english dictionary

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