Lavage definition

lăvĭj, lä-väzh
(med.) The washing out of an organ, as the stomach, intestinal tract, or sinuses.
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A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
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(medicine) A washing of a hollow organ.
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(medicine) To wash a hollow organ.
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A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lavage
Plural:
lavages

Origin of lavage

  • French from Old French from laver to wash from Latin lavāre leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition