lavage

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

Definition of lavage

: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


Medical Dictionary

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lavage

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

medical Definition of lavage

: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

medical Definition of lavage

lavaged; lavaging
1 :to wash or wash out therapeutically
  • lavaged the bladder with water
  • the incisions were lavaged with sterile saline
2 :to perform lavage on
  • she was intubated, lavaged, and received activated charcoal
  • —R. Rasmussen & P. E. McKinney

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