- a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used especially in cases of poisoning.
Origin of stomach pump
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for stomach pump
If a stomach-pump were used or an antidote given, he might not die.English: Composition and Literature
W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
He took the stomach-pump and applied it; but she was too far gone.
If this does not succeed, the stomach-pump should be applied.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
By this act of presence of mind, she saved her husband's stomach-pump.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma
The stomach-pump is the older method, and still has its advocates.
- med a suction device for removing stomach contents by a tube inserted through the mouth
- An apparatus for removing the contents of the stomach by means of suction.
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