noun Medicine/Medical.
the injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement.
the fluid injected.
Also called enema bag. a rubber bag or other device for administering an enema.

1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek: injection, equivalent to en- en-2 + (h)e- (stem of hiénai to throw) + -ma noun suffix

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enema (ˈɛnɪmə)
n , pl -mas, -mata
1.  the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
2.  the liquid so introduced
[C15: from New Latin, from Greek: injection, from enienai to send in, from hienai to send]

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Word Origin & History

1681, from Gk. enema "injection," from enienai "to send in, inject," from en- "in" + hienai "send" (cognate of L. jacere).
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enema en·e·ma (ěn'ə-mə)
n. pl. en·e·mas

  1. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

  2. The fluid so injected.

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Example sentences
Often a warm mineral oil enema is used to soften and lubricate the stool.
Instead of evisceration, he got a turpentine and cedar-oil enema before being
  placed in natron.
The cost of such a fecal transplant--as low as an enema kit and blender.
We kept a lot of mint tea and ginger, comic books in the bathroom, and home
  enema kits on hand.
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