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lavage

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noun la·vage \lə-ˈväzh, British usually ˈla-vij\

Definition of lavage

  1. :  washing; especially :  the therapeutic washing out of an organ or part



Origin and Etymology of lavage

French, from Middle French, from laver to wash, from Latin lavare


First Known Use: circa 1895


Medical Dictionary

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lavage

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noun la·vage \lə-ˈväzh, British usually ˈlav-ij\

Medical Definition of lavage

  1. :  the act or action of washing; especially :  the therapeutic washing out of an organ or part <gastric lavage>




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lavage

transitive verb la·vage

Medical Definition of lavage

lavaged

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lavaging

  1. 1:  to wash or wash out therapeutically <lavaged the bladder with water> <the incisions were lavaged with sterile saline>

  2. 2:  to perform lavage on <she was intubated, lavaged, and received activated charcoal—R. Rasmussen & P. E. McKinney>




Learn More about lavage

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of lavage Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lavage


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