syringe

noun
sy·​ringe | \ sə-ˈrinj How to pronounce syringe (audio) 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 The registration area includes educational information about safer drug use practices, naloxone nasal spray, syringe disposal canisters, and fentanyl test strips. BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2021 In its place, there are burn scars in the scrub around the railroad tracks, syringe caps and ground squirrels. Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The syringe exchange, opened over the initial opposition of then-Gov. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2021 The Defense Department also touted its pandemic relief work with a timeline that gave the same time frame and volume for ApiJect's syringe production. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2021 Young uncaps a syringe and pokes it into her daughter’s waiting arm. Time, 29 June 2021 Participants also must show an identification card to obtain a syringe. John Raby, ajc, 28 June 2021 An investigation revealed that, for five months, Monticone had been using a syringe to remove fentanyl from vials in the clinic inventory, injecting herself with the drug and refilling the vials with saline solution. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, 26 May 2021 In his pocket was another syringe, a pipe, clear baggies and a cylinder holding marijuana. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In Northern Kentucky, residents may check the Northern Kentucky Health Department for access to Narcan and syringe access. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 19 July 2021 But Indiana's Scott County isn’t the only place where opposition lingers to syringe exchanges, which have expanded nationwide since Austin’s outbreak. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, 7 May 2021 There are also sometimes syringe problems that result in waste. ABC News, 3 May 2021 Any pharmacy would be glad to provide a dosing spoon, cup or syringe with your prescription. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2021 Any pharmacy would be glad to provide a dosing spoon, cup or syringe with your prescription. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2021 Any pharmacy would be glad to provide a dosing spoon, cup or syringe with your prescription. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2021 Harm reduction is typically thought of in the context of formalized programs – methadone clinics and syringe service programs – but experts say the way Lovato speaks about her own moderation could fall under the umbrella of harm reduction. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2021 The gratifying moments of getting high interspersed with violence, physical illness, demolished families and the complete surrender of a life to whatever is contained in the pipe, or syringe or bottle. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021

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

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27 Jul 2021

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“Syringe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syringe. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for syringe

syringe

noun

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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