Syringe definition

sə-rĭnj, sîrĭnj
A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
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A hypodermic syringe.
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To cleanse, inject, etc. by using a syringe.
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A hypodermic syringe.
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A device consisting of a narrow tube fitted at one end with a rubber bulb or piston by means of which a liquid can be drawn in and then ejected in a stream: used to inject fluids into, or extract fluids from, body cavities, to cleanse wounds, etc.
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A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
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A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it. Syringes have several different forms. Bulb syringes are usually made of rubber and work by squeezing the bulb to expel a fluid from it, as in ear irrigation. Needle syringes have hypodermic needles attached to plastic or glass tubes that contain plungers to create force or suction.
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A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
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A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.
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To clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.

Have your ears syringed, they're so dirty!

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syringe
Plural:
syringes

Origin of syringe

  • Middle English syryng from Medieval Latin sȳringa from Late Latin injection from Greek sūrinx sūring- shepherd's pipe

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

  • From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sÅ·rinx, “pipe, syrinx"). Compare syrinx.

    From Wiktionary