douche

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noun \ˈdüsh\

Definition of douche

  1. 1a :  a jet (see 4jet 1a(1)) or current of liquid (as a cleansing solution) directed against or into a bodily part or cavity (as the vagina)b :  an act of cleansing with a douche

  2. 2 :  a device for giving douches

  3. 3 British :  an abrupt often chastening shock to the nerves, emotions, or awareness the icy douche (what he said about my work) — John Fowles

douche

verb

Origin and Etymology of douche

French, from Italian doccia, from docciare to douche, from doccia water pipe, probably back-formation from doccione conduit, from Latin duction-, ductio means of conveying water, from ducere to lead — more at tow


First Known Use: 1766


DOUCHE Defined for English Language Learners

douche

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noun \ˈdüsh\

Definition of douche for English Language Learners

  • : a liquid that a woman squirts into her vagina to wash it; also : an object used to squirt such a liquid into the vagina


Medical Dictionary

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douche

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noun \ˈdüsh\

Medical Definition of douche

  1. 1a:  a jet or current of liquid (as a cleansing solution) directed against or into a bodily part or cavity (as the vagina)b:  an act of cleansing with a douche

  2. 2:  a device for giving douches


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douche

verb

Medical Definition of douche

douched

;

douching

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to administer or apply a douche to

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to take a douche



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