* * *i.v.,1. initial velocity.IV (no periods) or I.V.,
* * *1.abbr. intravenous(ly)2.n. an intravenous drip feed
they put an IV in me
* * *I/ˌaıˈviː/ noun, pl IVs [count]US medical : a device that is used to allow a fluid (such as blood or a liquid medication) to flow directly into a patient's veins
The nurse started an IV.
The patient was hooked up to an IV.◇ IV is an abbreviation of intravenous.———————— IIadj, always used before a nounUS : ↑intravenous
IV drug users [=people who inject themselves with illegal drugs]
* * *IV [IV] abbreviation, noun [ˌaɪ ˈviː] [ˌaɪ ˈviː]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.