syringe

noun
sy·​ringe | \ sə-ˈrinj also ˈsir-inj How to pronounce syringe (audio) \

Definition of syringe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a device used to inject fluids into or withdraw them from something (such as the body or its cavities): such as
a : a device that consists of a nozzle of varying length and a compressible rubber bulb and is used for injection or irrigation
b : an instrument (as for the injection of medicine or the withdrawal of bodily fluids) that consists of a hollow barrel fitted with a plunger and a hollow needle
c : a gravity device consisting of a reservoir fitted with a long rubber tube ending with an exchangeable nozzle that is used for irrigation of the vagina or bowel

syringe

verb
syringed; syringing

Definition of syringe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to irrigate or spray with or as if with a syringe

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Examples of syringe in a Sentence

Noun the syringe the nurse was leveling at my arm looked to me to be at least 10 inches long
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Her community health work included a HIV testing site Borjas set up in her own home, and a syringe exchange program for trans-women using hormone injections, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "'An Activist, a Warrior, a Mother to So Many.' Lorena Borjas, Pillar of New York Trans Community, Dies From Coronavirus," 31 Mar. 2020 This comes along with plans to expand access to opioid overdose reversal drugs by broadening take-home Naloxone programs to all 50 states by 2024 and removing restrictions on the use of federal funds for syringe service programs. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, "Buttigieg on beating Trump: 'Back to normal' is not 'good enough'," 25 Aug. 2019 In New York, 250 drug users will be enrolled at syringe exchanges. Washington Post, "Walk-in clinics for opioid addiction offer meds first, fast," 18 Dec. 2019 In February 2018, Amerisource said the Justice Department was looking into its lab testing of a certain type of syringe made at the Memphis plant. Colin Kellaher, WSJ, "AmerisourceBergen Shuttering Compounding Unit PharMEDium," 30 Jan. 2020 The man was found slumped to the side with marks on the insides of his arms, on the back of his right hand and with a syringe in his left hand, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Hartford woman arrested, charged in connection with fatal 2017 drug overdose in Windham," 11 Dec. 2019 Woods testified that the footage showed Carter secretly dumping medication from a syringe after pretending to administer it. NBC News, "A doctor said she had extensive training in diagnosing child abuse. Her résumé shows otherwise.," 14 Feb. 2020 However, Infants' Tylenol includes a syringe to administer a safe dose of the liquid medicine to an infant, which Children's Tylenol does not include, making the two products different, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Here's how you can get money from a $6.3 million Infants' Tylenol settlement," 13 Jan. 2020 In Charleston, the state capital, where another HIV outbreak is emerging, a syringe services program that had served more than 6,000 clients was closed in early 2018 in the face of political opposition. Judith Feinberg, STAT, "The view from West Virginia: the end of HIV transmission is a distant dream," 1 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of syringe

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syringe

Noun

Middle English syring, from Anglo-French siringe, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Late Latin, injection, from Greek syring-, syrinx panpipe, tube

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Time Traveler for syringe

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The first known use of syringe was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

5 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Syringe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syringe. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for syringe

syringe

noun
How to pronounce syringe (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of syringe

: a device made of a hollow tube and a needle that is used to force fluids into or take fluids out of the body

syringe

noun
sy·​ringe | \ sə-ˈrinj How to pronounce syringe (audio) \

Kids Definition of syringe

: a device used to force fluid into or withdraw it from the body or its cavities

syringe

noun
sy·​ringe | \ sə-ˈrinj also ˈsir-inj \

Medical Definition of syringe

: a device used to inject fluids into or withdraw them from something (as the body or its cavities): as
a : a device that consists of a nozzle of varying length and a compressible rubber bulb and is used for injection or irrigation an ear syringe
b : an instrument (as for the injection of medicine or the withdrawal of bodily fluids) that consists of a hollow barrel fitted with a plunger and a hollow needle
c : a gravity device consisting of a reservoir fitted with a long rubber tube ending with an exchangeable nozzle that is used for irrigation of the vagina or bowel

Other Words from syringe

syringe transitive verb syringed; syringing

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