Insufflate
Insufflate In*suf"flate, a. [See {Insufflation}.] To blow upon; to breath upon or into; to use insufflation upon. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • insufflate — [in suf′lāt΄, in′sə flāt΄] vt. insufflated, insufflating [< L insufflatus, pp. of insufflare, to blow or breathe into < in , in + sufflare, to blow from below < sub , under + flare, to BLOW1] 1. to blow or breathe into or on 2. Med. to… …   English World dictionary

  • insufflate — transitive verb see insufflation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insufflate — insufflation, n. insufflator, n. /in suf layt, in seuh flayt /, v.t., insufflated, insufflating. 1. to blow or breathe (something) in. 2. Med. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body. 3. Eccles. to… …   Universalium

  • insufflate — verb /ˈɪnsʌfleɪt/ a) To breathe or blow into or on. b) To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or powder into a body cavity. Syn: snort See Also: insufflation, insufflator …   Wiktionary

  • insufflate — To deliver air or gas under pressure to a cavity or chamber of the body as, e.g,, the injection of carbon dioxide into the peritoneum to achieve pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy and laparoscopic su …   Medical dictionary

  • insufflate — in·suf·flate || ɪnsÊŒfleɪt v. blow in or on; blow air or medication into or onto the body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • insufflate — [ ɪnsəfleɪt] verb 1》 Medicine blow or breathe (vapour, a powdered medicine, etc.) into or through a body cavity. 2》 Theology breathe on to symbolize spiritual influence. Derivatives insufflation noun Origin C17: from late L. insufflat ,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • insufflate — in·suf·flate …   English syllables

  • insufflate — in•suf•flate [[t]ɪnˈsʌf leɪt, ˈɪn səˌfleɪt[/t]] v. t. flat•ed, flat•ing 1) to blow or breathe in or on 2) med Med. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body 3) rel to breathe upon (a person being… …   From formal English to slang

  • insufflate — /ˈɪnsəfleɪt/ (say insuhflayt) verb (t) (insufflated, insufflating) 1. to blow or breathe (something) in. 2. Medicine to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body. 3. Ecclesiastical to breathe upon,… …   Australian English dictionary

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