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lavage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lavage washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lavage An obsolete form of lavish.
    • n lavage A laving or washing; in medicine, the process of cleansing by injection of fluids; specifically, the washing out of the stomach, as in gastritis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lavage a washing out
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. laver—L. lavāre, -ātum; Gr. louein, to wash.

Usage

In literature:

But he invariably preceded these with regurgitation, lavage, and neutralizing agent.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
To meet these indications I have found lavage of the bowels, even during hemorrhage, with water of 105 deg.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
For this reason many surgeons require the patient to be given lavage before leaving the operating room.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
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In news:

KIMBERLY-CLARK Gastric Lavage solution rapidly and effectively cleanses the stomachs of patients suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding, accidental poisoning, or drug overdose.
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