lavage

lavage

[luh-vahzh, lav-ij]
noun
1.
a washing.
2.
Medicine/Medical.
a.
cleansing by irrigation or the like.
b.
the washing out of the stomach.

Origin:
1890–95; < French: literally, a washing, equivalent to lav(er) to wash (< Latin lavāre) + -age -age

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lavage (ˈlævɪdʒ, læˈvɑːʒ)
 
n
med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
 
[C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash]

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lavage
1895, from Fr. lavage, from laver "to wash" (see lave).
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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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