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syringe

noun sy·ringe \ sə-ˈrinj also ˈsir-inj \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of syringe

: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

Examples of syringe in a Sentence

  1. the syringe the nurse was leveling at my arm looked to me to be at least 10 inches long

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Origin and Etymology of syringe

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

syringe Synonyms


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syringe

verb

Definition of syringe

syringed; syringing
transitive verb
:to irrigate or spray with or as if with a syringe

First Known Use of syringe

1610


SYRINGE Defined for English Language Learners

syringe

noun

Definition of syringe for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

syringe

noun sy·ringe \ sə-ˈrinj \

Definition of syringe for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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

syringe

transitive verb syringed; syringing


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