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douche

[doosh] /duʃ/
noun
1.
a jet or current of water, sometimes with a dissolved medicating or cleansing agent, applied to a body part, organ, or cavity for medicinal or hygienic purposes.
2.
the application of such a jet.
3.
an instrument, as a syringe, for administering it.
4.
a bath administered by such a jet.
5.
Slang: Vulgar. douche bag (def 2).
verb (used with object), douched, douching.
6.
to apply a douche to.
verb (used without object), douched, douching.
7.
to use a douche or douches; undergo douching.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < French < Italian doccia water pipe, back formation from doccione drainpipe (where -one was taken as augmentative suffix) < Latin ductiōn- (stem of ductiō) drawing off, conveying (water), equivalent to duct(us), past participle of dūcere (see ductile) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
undouched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un douched

douche

/duːʃ/
noun
1.
a stream of water or air directed onto the body surface or into a body cavity, for cleansing or medical purposes
2.
the application of such a stream of water or air
3.
an instrument, such as a special syringe, for applying a douche
verb
4.
to cleanse or treat or be cleansed or treated by means of a douche
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian doccia, pipe; related to Latin ductusduct
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Word Origin and History for un douched

douche

n.

1766, "jet of water," from French douche (16c.), from Italian doccia "shower," from docciare "to spray," from Latin ductionem "a leading," from ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "vaginal cleansing" is from 1833. The verb is first attested 1838. Related: Douched; douching.

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un douched in Medicine

douche (dōōsh)
n.

  1. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.

  2. An instrument for applying a douche.

v. douched, douch·ing, douch·es
To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
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