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INSUFFLATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does insufflation mean? 

INSUFFLATION (noun)
  The noun INSUFFLATION has 2 senses:

1. (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
2. an act of blowing or breathing on or into something

  Familiarity information: INSUFFLATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSUFFLATION (noun)


Sense 1insufflation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("insufflation" is a kind of...):

blowing (processing that involves blowing a gas)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


Sense 2insufflation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of blowing or breathing on or into something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("insufflation" is a kind of...):

blow; puff (forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth)


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