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lavage

[luh-vahzh, lav-ij] /ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a washing.
2.
Medicine/Medical.
  1. cleansing by irrigation or the like.
  2. the washing out of the stomach.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < French: literally, a washing, equivalent to lav(er) to wash (< Latin lavāre) + -age -age
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British Dictionary definitions for lavage

lavage

/ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ/
noun
1.
(med) the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
Word Origin
C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash
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Word Origin and History for lavage
n.

"a washing," 1895, from French lavage, from laver "to wash" (see lave).

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lavage in Medicine

lavage lav·age (lāv'ĭj, lä-väzh')
n.
A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

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