altitude chamber


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altitude chamber

[′al·tə‚tüd ‚chām·bər]
(engineering)
A chamber within which the air pressure, temperature, and so on can be adjusted to simulate conditions at different altitudes; used for experimentation and testing.

altitude chamber

A chamber used to induce a decrease in ambient pressure (and temperature and/or humidity in some cases) as would occur in ascending to altitude. This type of chamber is used primarily for training aircrew on the effects of hypoxia and other aspects of high-altitude flying as well as for experimental purposes. Also called a hypobaric chamber or a stratospheric chamber.
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After learning about the theory of training at altitude, Cole had the opportunity to experience exercising in an altitude chamber set to 3,000 metres above sea level.
Boxers use an altitude chamber when they are training before fights.
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My body began to react to the decompression with symptoms I was unfamiliar with, and nothing like those experienced during hypoxia simulation in the altitude chamber.
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The main lure of this morbidly fascinating film is seeing Portillo dice with death - exposed to CS gas and coming to within an inch of his life in an altitude chamber - a way of dying that's not just painless, it's positively pleasant.