- The act or an instance of insufflating.
- Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized.
Variant of insufflate
transitive verbinsufflated, insufflating
- to blow or breathe into or on
- Med. to blow (a powder, vapor, air, etc.) into a cavity of the body
Origin of insufflate; from Classical Latin insufflatus, past participle of insufflare, to blow or breathe into ; from in-, in + sufflare, to blow from below ; from sub-, under + flare, to blow