scuba

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Etymology[edit]

Acronym of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scuba ‎(plural scubas)

  1. An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding compressed, filtered air and a regulator which delivers the air to the diver at ambient pressure which can be used underwater.

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Verb[edit]

scuba ‎(third-person singular simple present scubas, present participle scubaing, simple past and past participle scubaed)

  1. (rare) To perform scuba diving.