Definition of clyster in English:

clyster

noun

  • archaic term for enema
    • ‘The remedies which they use are large clysters, whereby they void store of windiness.’
    • ‘Since at least the days of Hippocratic hygiene, and until at least the mid nineteenth century, the Western medical profession urged the regular prophylactic use of emetics and clysters.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French clystere or Latin clyster, from Greek klustēr ‘syringe’, from kluzein ‘wash out’.

Pronunciation

clyster

/ˈklɪstə/