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  • The Cooling Enema
    The Cooling Enema
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enema an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enema (Med) An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enema Pl. enemata (enem′ a-tä). In medicine, a quantity of fluid injected into the rectum; a clyster; an injection.
    • n enema [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of scarabæoid beetles, founded by Hope in 1837. There are about 6 Mexican and North American species.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Enema en′e-ma or e-nē′ma a liquid medicine thrown into the rectum: an injection.
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  • George V. Higgins
    George V. Higgins
    “Politics is a choice of enemas. You're gonna get it up the ass, no matter what you do.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. enema, Gr., fr. to send in; in + to send
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—enienai, to send in—en, in, and hienai, to send.


In literature:

It in frequently a cause of constipation and creates a necessity for continuing the use of enemas indefinitely.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
Enemas of glycerin, 2 to 4 ounces, are often beneficial.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
If this does not take place naturally, it should be obtained by an enema.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
As the water when given in this way is expelled very quickly the enemas may be repeated any number of times desired.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
The hot bath, with a copious enema of warm water, has saved the lives of many babes.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
M. M. Fomentation, an enema with mucilage and laudanum.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Take an enema or a dose of castor oil.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Emolient enemas were useful.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Unless otherwise ordered the temperature of the enema should be between 105 deg.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
An ethereal enema, and a dose or two of the medicine, will generally restore the animal.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Enemas of cassia, senna, and sulphate of magnesia have also been used with good effect.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
After one hour's rest the patient should be given a nutrient enema.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
An enema containing it is useful in relieving flatus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
After several months of illness she began passing larvae and was compelled to resort to enemas.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
You should take a full warm enema every day during the fast, so long as it brings any results.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
If he refused to have an enema, she'd chase him through all the rooms.
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
An infusion of the leaves, exhibited as an enema, has, on several occasions, speedily proved fatal.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Many people are afraid of taking an enema, and some even think that the body is weakened by it; but such fears are baseless.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
In all cases of this nature, Rubbing with wet hands is highly beneficial, and sometimes Enemas of cold water should be resorted to.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge

In poetry:

Oh the enemas of childhood,
reeking of outhouses and shame!
Yet you rock me in your arms
and whisper my nickname.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Tennessee student denies taking alcohol enema .
The University of Tennessee student cited in police reports as experiencing alcohol poisoning from a wine enema claims the report is false and he is prepared to take legal action.
Student denies taking alcohol enema at fraternity party.
Student called accusations that he and others used alcohol enemas "scandalous".
The case made national news when police said Broughton and some of his fraternity brothers had been using enemas containing alcohol.
Frat suspended over alcohol enemas .
UT student's lawyer claims 'false' information released about alcohol enema incident.
(AP) — The University of Tennessee student cited in police reports as experiencing alcohol poisoning from a wine enema claims the report is false and he is prepared to take legal action.
Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood-alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas .
Alcohol enemas have been the punch lines of YouTube videos.
The University of Tennessee has suspended a campus fraternity chapter until at least 2015 in an alleged alcohol enema incident.
UT suffers 'black eye' from alcohol enema reports.
UT student denies alcohol enema .
UT to investigate claim of 'alcohol enema ' at frat.
The Knoxville Police Department said the frat had allegedly conducted "alcohol enemas, " which involves pouring drinks through a rubber tube inserted into the rectum.