Definition of lavage in English:

lavage

Pronunciation: /laˈvɑːʒ//ˈlavɪdʒ/

noun

Medicine
  • Washing out of a body cavity, such as the colon or stomach, with water or a medicated solution.

    • ‘Nasal lavage fluid levels of secretoneurin were measured by a radioimmunoassay, as described previously.’
    • ‘Pulmonary compromise was induced by repeated normal saline solution lavage.’
    • ‘Active core rewarming also can be accomplished by warm lavage of several body cavities.’
    • ‘Nasal lavage and sputum induction were performed and processed as reported earlier.’
    • ‘The patient would probably benefit from doing transbronchial biopsies with the lavage if that is the prime consideration.’
    • ‘Gastric lavage has been found to retrieve less than 30 percent of the toxin when performed one hour after ingestion.’
    washing, cleansing, bathing, showering, scrubbing, purification
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Origin

Late 18th century (in the general sense ‘washing, a wash’): from French, from laver to wash.

Pronunciation:

lavage

/laˈvɑːʒ//ˈlavɪdʒ/