syringe

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English[edit]

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syringe with hypodermic needle

Etymology[edit]

From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sûrinx, pipe, syrinx). Doublet of syrinx.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪˈɹɪndʒ/, /səˈɹɪndʒ/
  • Hyphenation: sy‧ringe
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

syringe (plural syringes)

  1. A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
    • 2013 January 2, Lisa Selin Davis, “Is the Medical Community Failing Breastfeeding Moms?”, in Time[1]:
      In Kelly’s case, once the baby was admitted to the hospital, she began to use formula, fed through a syringe—she was told to avoid bottles because the baby would reject the breast.
  2. A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Syringe mostly refers specifically to medical devices for injecting drugs into a human body or drawing blood from one (or other human fluids), but the broader definition sees occasional use, particularly in specialized fields.

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Verb[edit]

syringe (third-person singular simple present syringes, present participle syringing, simple past and past participle syringed)

  1. To clean or rinse by means of a syringe.
    Have your ears syringed! They're so dirty!
  2. To inject by means of a syringe.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sȳringe f

  1. ablative singular of sȳrinx