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A diving cylinder (scuba tank) with a nitrox label
Nitrox stickers for attaching to diving cylinders

Blend of nitr(ogen) +‎ ox(ygen).

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nitrox (uncountable)

  1. (underwater diving) A mixture of nitrogen and oxygen, the nitrogen content being lower than what is normally present in air, which is used in place of air as a breathing gas.

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