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iron lung

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishiron lungˌiron ˈlung noun [countable]  a large machine with a metal case used to help people to breathe
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iron lungIn my imagination and nightmares I have done time in an iron lung.Better had I been traveling with an iron lung.She went quickly; by afternoon, she was in the iron lung and she died the next morning.The iron lung encased Virginia in a vacuum.
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