Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Wednesday, July 18th intubate Insert Here Word of the Day:
If you're a fan of hospital dramas you'll know that this verb is in the "don't try this at home" category. It means "insert a tube into" and you would guess that pretty easily by looking at its components. We think of tube as being a very English sort of word, but it has Latin ancestors: tuba -- which we use for a musical instrument, as the Romans did, and tubus, "tube."