Definitions for: Syringe


[n] a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
[v] irrigate or spray with or as if with a syringe; "plants"
[v] spray or irrigate with a syringe, as part of the body



Webster (1913) Definition: Syr"inge, n. [F. seringue (cf. Pr. siringua, Sp.
jeringa, It. sciringa, scilinga), fg. Gr. ?, ?, a pipe or
tube; cf. Skr. svar to sound, and E. swarum. Cf. Syringa.]
A kind of small hand-pump for throwing a stream of liquid, or
for purposes of aspiration. It consists of a small
cylindrical barrel and piston, or a bulb of soft elastic
material, with or without valves, and with a nozzle which is
sometimes at the end of a flexible tube; -- used for
injecting animal bodies, cleansing wounds, etc.

Garden syringe. See Garden.


Syr"inge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Syringed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Syringing.]
1. To inject by means of a syringe; as, to syringe warm water
into a vein.

2. To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.

See Also: bulb, douche, douche bag, hypo, hypodermic, hypodermic syringe, irrigate, medical instrument, spray, water

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