a jet or current of water, sometimes with a dissolved medicating or cleansing agent, applied to a body part, organ, or cavity for medicinal or hygienic purposes.
the application of such a jet.
an instrument, as a syringe, for administering it.
a bath administered by such a jet.
Slang: Vulgar. douche bag ( def 2 ).
verb (used with object), douched, douching.
to apply a douche to.
verb (used without object), douched, douching.
to use a douche or douches; undergo douching.

1675–85; < French < Italian doccia water pipe, back formation from doccione drainpipe (where -one was taken as augmentative suffix) < Latin ductiōn- (stem of ductiō) drawing off, conveying (water), equivalent to duct(us), past participle of dūcere (see ductile) + -iōn- -ion

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douche (duːʃ)
1.  a stream of water or air directed onto the body surface or into a body cavity, for cleansing or medical purposes
2.  the application of such a stream of water or air
3.  an instrument, such as a special syringe, for applying a douche
4.  to cleanse or treat or be cleansed or treated by means of a douche
[C18: from French, from Italian doccia, pipe; related to Latin ductusduct]

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1766, from Fr. douche, from It. doccia "shower," from docciare "to spray," from L. ductionem "a leading," from ducere "to lead" (see duke). The verb is first attested 1838.
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douche (dōōsh)

  1. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.

  2. An instrument for applying a douche.

v. douched, douch·ing, douch·es
To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
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