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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 

LAVAGE (noun)

Sense 1lavage [BACK TO TOP]


Washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water

Classified under:

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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