insufflate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the past participle stem of Latin insufflare, from in- + sufflare ‎(blow on).

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Verb[edit]

insufflate ‎(third-person singular simple present insufflates, present participle insufflating, simple past and past participle insufflated)

  1. (transitive) To breathe or blow into or on.
  2. (transitive, medicine) To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or powder into a body cavity.
  3. (transitive, medicine) To inhale (a powder etc.).
    • 2001: Cocaine is usually taken by insufflating the white powdered cocaine sulphate into the nose, which leads to rapid absorption of the drug into the bloodstream. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 98)
  4. (transitive, ecclesiastical) To exhale upon baptismal water, or the one being baptised, as a ritual act.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

insufflate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of insufflare
  2. second-person plural imperative of insufflare

Participle[edit]

insufflate

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of insufflare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

insufflāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of insufflō