Med. the washing out of an organ, as the stomach, intestinal tract, or sinuses
Origin of lavageFrench ; from laver ; from Classical Latin lavare, to wash: see lave
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
Origin of lavageFrench, from Old French, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavare; see leu(&schwa;)- in Indo-European roots.
- A washing.
- (medicine) A washing of a hollow organ.
(third-person singular simple present lavages, present participle lavaging, simple past and past participle lavaged)
- (medicine) To wash a hollow organ