Insufflate Definition

ĭnsə-flāt, ĭn-sŭflāt
insufflated, insufflates, insufflating
To blow or breathe into or on.
Webster's New World
To blow (a powder, vapor, air, etc.) into a cavity of the body.
Webster's New World
(ecclesiastical) To exhale upon baptismal water, or the one being baptised, as a ritual act.

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

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