Definition of Insufflate

1. Verb. Breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit.

Generic synonyms: Administer
Derivative terms: Insufflation



2. Verb. Treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity.
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Insufflation

3. Verb. Blow or breathe hard on or into.
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Insufflation

Definition of Insufflate

1. a. To blow upon; to breath upon or into; to use insufflation upon.

Definition of Insufflate

1. Verb. (transitive) To breathe or blow into or on. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive medicine) To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or powder into a body cavity. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive medicine) To inhale (a powder etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive ecclesiastical) To exhale upon baptismal water, or the one being baptised, as a ritual act. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insufflate

1. [v -FLATED, -FLATING, -FLATES]

Medical Definition of Insufflate

1. May involve injection of carbon dioxide into the peritoneum to achieve pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. Origin: L. In-sufflo, to blow on or into (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insufflate

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Literary usage of Insufflate

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1. Merck's 1896 Index: An Encyclopedia for the Physician and the Pharmacist by Merck & Co, Merck & co., New York (1896)
"After removal of the parasite bv mechanical means, insufflate with finely powdered ... Sparta insufflate the nose and throat every 4 hours ! ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1922)
"However, in attempting to "insufflate" this patient, we found complete obstruction to the passage of gas. Patients who have had plastic operations on the ..."

3. Pulmonary tuberculosis by Maurice Fishberg (1922)
"... 3ij 8.0 Acidi borici 3'j 8.0 MS—insufflate a few grains one hour before meals. The application of these powders is to be made with special ..."

4. State board questions and answers by Rudolph Max Goepp (1917)
"Wash out the nasopharynx with normal salt solution or boric acid, pack the nose with iodoform gauze, and insufflate the pharynx with iodoform. ..."

5. A Manual of modern surgery, general and operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1894)
"... silver nitrate (gr. xl to 5]), place the patient in bed, restrict to a liquid diet, and every day inject iodoform and olive oil or insufflate iodoform. ..."

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