- a washing.
- cleansing by irrigation or the like.
- the washing out of the stomach.
Origin of lavage
Related Words for lavagelaundry, bath, soaking, bathing, ablution, maundy, lavage, lavation, fomentation, lavabo
Examples from the Web for lavage
Historical Examples of lavage
His remedies—immediate regurgitation, lavage, neutralizing agent—were easy enough to master.
At the end of two or three days lavage of the cavity is gradually instituted.
But he invariably preceded these with regurgitation, lavage, and neutralizing agent.
- med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
Word Origin for lavage
"a washing," 1895, from French lavage, from laver "to wash" (see lave).
- A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.