- (transitive, medicine) To insert a tube into.
- The doctor is about to intubate the patient's trachea.
1886 July 6, J. K. White, “HINTS IN PRACTICE”, in Canadian Practitioner:
- you have no right to withhold it, unless you intubate. Intubation of the larynx I have never tried, but I have a tube ready in my office ever since I read an article on it a short time ago