Etymology
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intubate (v.)

1610s, "to form into tubes," from in- (2) "in" + Latin tuba "tube" (see tuba) + -ate (2). Medical sense is from 1887. Related: Intubated. Intubation "act of inserting a tube" (into an orifice) is from 1885.

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Definitions of intubate

intubate (v.)
introduce a cannula or tube into;
Synonyms: cannulate / cannulize / cannulise / canulate
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