insufflation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From insufflate + -tion.

Noun[edit]

insufflation (uncountable)

  1. The action of breathing or blowing into or on.
    • 2004, Daniel B. Silver, Refuge in Hell: How Berlin's Jewish Hospital Outlasted the Nazis, page 83
      He was the inventor of the procedure for flexible sigmoidoscopy using insufflation (inflating the sigmoid colon with air) that still is practiced today.
  2. The result of breathing or blowing into or on.
  3. The ritual breathing onto the water used for baptism

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