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
1650–60; < Late Latin insufflātus past participle of insufflāre to blow into or on. See in-2, sufflate
Related forms
insufflation, noun
insufflator, noun
British Dictionary definitions for in sufflation
insufflate (ˈɪnsʌˌfleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) 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.  (tr) 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
 
insuf'flation
 
n
 
'insufflator
 
n

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in sufflation 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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