Definition of Douche

1. Noun. A small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas.

Exact synonyms: Douche Bag
Generic synonyms: Syringe

2. Verb. Direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning.
Generic synonyms: Clean, Cleanse

3. Noun. Irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents.
Generic synonyms: Irrigation

Definition of Douche

1. n. A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.

Definition of Douche

1. Noun. A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally (especially in reference to vaginal irrigation.) ¹

2. Noun. Something that produces the jet or current in the previous sense. ¹

3. Noun. A syringe used for that process. ¹

4. Noun. (pejorative) A douche bag. ¹

5. Verb. To use a douche. ¹

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Definition of Douche

1. to cleanse with a jet of water [v DOUCHED, DOUCHING, DOUCHES]

Medical Definition of Douche

1. 1. A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath. 2. A syringe. Origin: F, fr. It. Doccia, fr. Docciare to flow, pour, fr. An assumed LL. Ductiare, fr. L. Ducere, ductum, to lead, conduct (water). See Duct. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Douche

douche bag
douche bags
douche bath

Literary usage of Douche

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1922)
"The dignity nowadays accorded the uterine douche places the responsibility ... The Vaginal douche.—The arrangement for giving the douche is pictured in Fig. ..."

2. The elements of materia medica and therapeutics by Jonathan Pereira (1842)
"The term douche is applied to a column or current of fluid directed to, or made to fall on, some part of the body. It is uncertain at what time it canie ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1856)
"Placenta"Premia : Induction of Labour by the Uterine douche. ... Dr. Bourgeois determined on employing the uterine douche. The neck of the uterus was smooth ..."

4. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"The douche.—We distinguish between vaginal and uterine douches, ... Vaginal douche.—Following the introduction of antiseptic methods into surgery, ..."

5. An Epitome of Hydrotherapy for Physicians, Architects and Nurses by Simon Baruch (1920)
"THE douche TABLE The douche table is placed opposite the circular douche, 12 feet from the wall of the douche room. The patient may stand just within the ..."

6. The New York Journal of Medicine by Samuel Smith Purple, Charles Alfred Lee, Henry Daggett Bulkley, Samuel Forry, Stephen Smith (1856)
"At the expiration of the thirty-second week, July 3rd, 1834, he commenced applying the douche, using first hot and then cold water, ..."

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