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 lavāre ; see leu(ə)- 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