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Definition of "airway" []

  • A passageway or shaft in which air circulates, as in ventilating a mine. (noun)
  • A covered, self-propelled passageway used for airline passenger and crew embarkation and debarkation at airport terminal gates. (noun)
  • See air lane. (noun)
  • See airline. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "airway" in a sentence
  • "But in drug abuse, in people who abuse smoke or inhaled drugs, you can see some lung damage, damage to the airways and the air sacs, what we call airway obstruction in a fashion similar to emphysema, not truly emphysema, but what we call airway obstruction, especially if there's tobacco abuse on top of potentially marijuana or cocaine smoking."
  • "Your child will then be observed for another day to ensure that the airway is safe, and that your child is getting enough oxygen and is drinking normally."
  • "In laryntotracheal reconstruction surgery, the surgeon cuts through the airway from the outside to repair the damaged section inside."