catheterize

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Etymology[edit]

From catheter +‎ -ize.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæɵ.ɛt.ɛː(ɹ).aɪz/

Verb[edit]

catheterize (third-person singular simple present catheterizes, present participle catheterizing, simple past and past participle catheterized)

  1. To introduce a catheter into part of the body.
    • 1985, Technologies for managing urinary incontinence:
      These patients are taught to catheterize themselves at regular intervals.

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