Definition of enema
enemataplay \ˌe-nə-ˈmä-tə, ˈe-nə-mə-tə\
1 : the injection of liquid into the rectum and colon by way of the anus
2 : material for injection as an enema
Examples of enema in a Sentence
The nurse gave the patient an enema.
Recent Examples of enema from the Web
Diets, exercise, and various versions of self-care have been around forever: Antecedents are found at an Austrian spa still famous for its enemas and in 1970s L.A., where wheatgrass was just as popular as cocaine.
So Peterson took antibiotics to wipe out her own gut bacteria and essentially performed a reverse enema.
There was also a treatment calling for a coffee and herbal enema.
Messer then hired Lovage to work off her bill by cleaning the residential spa, serving soup to patients and presenting workshops on the enemas, according to her lawsuit.
Among the treatments Messer allegedly prescribed were laetrile and three castor oil enemas per day for three months.
Treatment often includes trying to remove contaminated food from the intestinal tract by inducing vomiting or using enemas.
Any other doctor would have given the woman an enema.
Degreaser, preservative, urine acidifier, enema ingredient – is there anything NaPO can’t do?
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ENEMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enema for English Language Learners
medical : a procedure in which liquid is forced into the intestines through the anus in order to make solid waste pass from the body; also : the liquid that is used for an enema
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