- a small device consisting of a glass, metal, or hard rubber tube, narrowed at its outlet, and fitted with either a piston or a rubber bulb for drawing in a quantity of fluid or for ejecting fluid in a stream, for cleaning wounds, injecting fluids into the body, etc.
- any similar device for pumping and spraying liquids through a small aperture.
- to cleanse, wash, inject, etc., by means of a syringe.
Origin of syringe
Examples from the Web for syringe
Despairing, Brody picks up the syringe the doctor has left for him—and injects the heroin the doctor left alongside it.Damian Lewis Spills On ‘Homeland’s’ Shocking Plot Twist and Brody’s Return
October 14, 2013
They studied the packages carefully, searching for syringe marks or suspicious powders.Seattle Police Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest
August 18, 2013
A man was restraining him from behind while, to his horror, he said, he saw another leaning in to jab a syringe into his arm.Egypt’s Vanished: Victims of State Security Force Kidnappings?
September 18, 2012
Several men rush to be the first to make a dollar selling her a syringe.Philly's Cop-Free Heroin Zone
August 13, 2011
Seventeen years after the idea first dawned on him, Koska sold his first syringe.How to Save a Million Lives
October 13, 2010
In this case artificial fecundation by the syringe is practicable.The Sexual Question
So I whispered to him to pretend to go to sleep, and then I told the doctor I had lost the syringe.The Christian
But he quickly filled the syringe, and prepared to repeat the former operation.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
Who had spoken lately of a morphinomaniac that carried his syringe always with him?Ambrotox and Limping Dick
I dropped the syringe into my overcoat pocket and thought no more of the matter.The Lost Despatch
Natalie Sumner Lincoln
- med an instrument, such as a hypodermic syringe or a rubber ball with a slender nozzle, for use in withdrawing or injecting fluids, cleaning wounds, etc
- any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction
- (tr) to cleanse, inject, or spray with a syringe
Word Origin and History for syringe
early 15c., from Late Latin syringa, from Greek syringa, accusative of syrinx "tube, hole, channel, shepherd's pipe," related to syrizein "to pipe, whistle, hiss," from PIE root *swer- (see susurration). Originally a catheter for irrigating wounds, the application to hypodermic needles is from 1884.
- An instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
- A hypodermic syringe.
- A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it. Syringes have several different forms. Bulb syringes are usually made of rubber and work by squeezing the bulb to expel a fluid from it, as in ear irrigation. Needle syringes have hypodermic needles attached to plastic or glass tubes that contain plungers to create force or suction.