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stomach pump

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used especially in cases of poisoning.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • All the predatory fish were removed from the net and their stomach contents were collected using a non-lethal stomach pump.
  • Her life was saved by prompt application of a stomach pump.
  • The police surgeon and a stomach pump saved her life.
British Dictionary definitions for stomach pump

stomach pump

noun
1.
(med) a suction device for removing stomach contents by a tube inserted through the mouth
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stomach pump in Medicine

stomach pump n.
An apparatus for removing the contents of the stomach by means of suction.

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