Stomach pump
Stomach Stom"ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See {Digestion}, and {Gastric juice}, under {Gastric}. [1913 Webster]

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire. [1913 Webster]

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or for injecting them into it.

{Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction into the stomach.

{Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stomach pump — n a suction pump with a flexible tube for removing the contents of the stomach * * * a pump for removing the contents from the stomach …   Medical dictionary

  • stomach pump — n. a suction pump with a flexible tube fed into the stomach through the mouth and esophagus to remove its contents, as in cases of poisoning …   English World dictionary

  • stomach pump — n a machine with a tube that doctors use to suck out food or liquid from someone s stomach, especially after they have swallowed something harmful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stomach pump — stomach ,pump noun count equipment used for removing things from your stomach. It includes a tube that goes down your throat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stomach pump — ► NOUN ▪ a syringe attached to a long tube, used for extracting the contents of a person s stomach (for example, if they have taken poison) …   English terms dictionary

  • stomach pump — noun a suction pump used to remove the contents of the stomach • Hypernyms: ↑suction pump * * * ˈstomach pump [stomach pump stomach pumps] noun a machine with a tube that doctors use to remove poisonous substances from sb s stomach through their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stomach pump — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stomach pump : singular stomach pump plural stomach pumps equipment used for removing things from your stomach. It includes a tube that goes down your throat …   English dictionary

  • stomach pump — /ˈstʌmək pʌmp/ (say stumuhk pump) noun 1. a small pump or syringe used for withdrawing the contents of the stomach, or for injecting into the stomach. 2. withdrawal of the contents of the stomach by means of such an instrument …   Australian English dictionary

  • stomach pump — stom′ach pump n. a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used esp. in cases of poisoning • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • stomach pump — Med. a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used esp. in cases of poisoning. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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