Insufflate meaning

ĭn'sə-flāt', ĭn-sŭf'lāt'
To blow or breathe into or on.
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To treat medically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.
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To blow or breathe into or on.
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To blow (a powder, vapor, air, etc.) into a cavity of the body.
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To blow or breathe into or on.
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To treat medically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.
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To breathe or blow into or on.
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(medicine) To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or powder into a body cavity.
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(medicine) To inhale (a powder etc.).
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(ecclesiastical) To exhale upon baptismal water, or the one being baptised, as a ritual act.
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Origin of insufflate

  • Latin īnsufflāre īnsufflāt- in- into in–2 sufflāre to inflate soufflé
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the past participle stem of Latin insufflare, from in- + sufflare (“blow on”).
    From Wiktionary