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Dictionary entry overview: What does lavage mean?
• LAVAGE (noun)
The noun LAVAGE has 1 sense:
1. washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
Familiarity information: LAVAGE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("lavage" is a kind of...):
irrigation ((medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lavage"):
gastric lavage (washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons)
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