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insufflate

[ in-suhf-leyt, in-suh-fleyt ]
/ 瑟n藞s蕦f le瑟t, 藞瑟n s蓹藢fle瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路suf路flat路ed, in路suf路flat路ing.
to blow or breathe (something) in.
Medicine/Medical. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body.
Ecclesiastical. to breathe upon, especially upon one being baptized or upon the water of baptism.
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Origin of insufflate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from Late Latin insuffl膩tus, past participle of insuffl膩re 鈥渢o blow into or on鈥; see origin at in-2, sufflate

OTHER WORDS FROM insufflate

in路suf路fla路tion, nounin路suf路fla路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insufflate

insufflate
/ (藞瑟ns蕦藢fle瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to breathe or blow (something) into (a room, area, etc)
med to blow (air, medicated powder, etc) into the lungs or into a body cavity
(tr) to breathe or blow upon (someone or something) as a ritual or sacramental act, esp so as to symbolize the influence of the Holy Spirit

Derived forms of insufflate

insufflation, nouninsufflator, noun
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Medical definitions for insufflate

insufflate
[ 沫ns蓹-fl膩t鈥, 沫n-s怒fl膩t鈥 ]

v.
To blow into, especially to fill the lungs of an asphyxiated person with air, or to blow a medicated vapor, powder, or anesthetic into the lungs, or into any cavity or orifice of the body.
To treat by blowing a medicated powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.

Other words from insufflate

insuf鈥la鈥瞭or n.
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