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syringe

[ suh-rinj, sir-inj ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. any similar device for pumping and spraying liquids through a small aperture.


verb (used with object)

, sy·ringed, sy·ring·ing.
  1. to cleanse, wash, inject, etc., by means of a syringe.

syringe

/ sɪˈrɪndʒ; ˈsɪrɪndʒ /

noun

  1. 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
  2. any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction


verb

  1. tr to cleanse, inject, or spray with a syringe

syringe

/ sə-rĭnj /

  1. 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.


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Other Words From

  • sy·ringeful adjective
  • unsyr·inged adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of syringe1

1375–1425; new singular formed from Late Latin sȳringēs, plural of sȳrinx syrinx; replacing late Middle English syring < Medieval Latin syringa
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Word History and Origins

Origin of syringe1

C15: from Late Latin, from Latin: syrinx
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Example Sentences

One muggy day in July, when a young horse trainer in a patterned shirt and trucker hat sauntered onto the track with a syringe in hand, fans crowded the rail to get a glimpse.

All the team had to do was stab a syringe into a dead spider’s back and superglue it in place.

That means repeatedly finding a safe place, acquiring a clean syringe, and worrying about overdose risk.

From Time

They slowly dripped liquid out of a syringe pump onto the mask until it became damp, then tracked how the layers of droplets interacted with the material using a high-speed camera that recorded the impact at 4,000 frames per second.

After the staff filled him with saline and a syringe full of glucose — which he describes as feeling like fire as it coursed through his veins to his heart — he returned to the hunger strike.

And no human development, no magic pill, no sterile syringe, can change that.

Despairing, Brody picks up the syringe the doctor has left for him—and injects the heroin the doctor left alongside it.

They studied the packages carefully, searching for syringe marks or suspicious powders.

After the syringe-swapping incident, there was a federal review of the medication security policies at Rose.

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.

He must have been brought awake by a stimulant, for a white-coated figure was beside him, holding a hypodermic syringe.

By inserting a wooden rod and valve, this tube would be converted into a powerful syphon, or syringe.

But he quickly filled the syringe, and prepared to repeat the former operation.

It is wise not to use an ordinary fountain syringe as the oil spoils the rubber very quickly.

The pail was raised, and the syringe pointed, when the hall door opened, and Mr Grave walked in!

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