AskDefine | Define scuba

Dictionary Definition

scuba n : a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus [syn: aqualung, Aqua-Lung]

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Noun

  1. An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding a mixture of oxygen and other gases, used for breathing underwater.

Extensive Definition

Scuba is an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. It may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Aqua-Lung, air cylinder, aquascope, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, bathyscaphe, bathysphere, benthoscope, breath, breath of air, breathing, broken wind, cough, diving bell, diving boat, diving chamber, diving goggles, diving helmet, diving hood, diving mask, diving suit, exhalation, expiration, exsufflation, gasp, gulp, hack, hiccup, inhalation, inhalator, inspiration, insufflation, iron lung, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pant, periscope, puff, respiration, sigh, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snoring, snorkel, snuff, snuffle, sternutation, stertor, submarine, suspiration, swim fins, wet suit, wheeze, wind
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