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insufflate

[in-suhf-leyt, in-suh-fleyt] /ɪnˈsʌf leɪt, ˈɪn səˌfleɪt/
verb (used with object), insufflated, insufflating.
1.
to blow or breathe (something) in.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body.
3.
Ecclesiastical. to breathe upon, especially upon one being baptized or upon the water of baptism.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin insufflātus past participle of insufflāre to blow into or on. See in-2, sufflate
Related forms
insufflation, noun
insufflator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in sufflate

insufflate

/ˈɪnsʌˌfleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to breathe or blow (something) into (a room, area, etc)
2.
(med) to blow (air, medicated powder, etc) into the lungs or into a body cavity
3.
(transitive) to breathe or blow upon (someone or something) as a ritual or sacramental act, esp so as to symbolize the influence of the Holy Spirit
Derived Forms
insufflation, noun
insufflator, noun
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in sufflate in Medicine

insufflate in·suf·flate (ĭn'sə-flāt', ĭn-sŭf'lāt')
v. in·suf·flat·ed, in·suf·flat·ing, in·suf·flates

  1. To blow into, especially to fill the lungs of an asphyxiated person with air, or to blow a medicated vapor, powder, or anesthetic into the lungs, or into any cavity or orifice of the body

  2. To treat by blowing a medicated powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.


in'suf·fla'tor n.
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