syringe

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EnglishEdit

 
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syringe with hypodermic needle

EtymologyEdit

From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sûrinx, pipe, syrinx). Doublet of syrinx.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɪˈɹɪndʒ/, /səˈɹɪndʒ/
  • Hyphenation: sy‧ringe
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ
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NounEdit

syringe (plural syringes)

  1. A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
  2. A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.

Usage notesEdit

  • Syringe mostly refers specifically to medical devices for injecting drugs into a human body or drawing blood from one (or other human fluids), but the broader definition sees occasional use, particularly in specialized fields.

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VerbEdit

syringe (third-person singular simple present syringes, present participle syringing, simple past and past participle syringed)

  1. To clean, or inject fluid, by means of a syringe.
    Have your ears syringed! They're so dirty!

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NounEdit

sȳringe f

  1. ablative singular of sȳrinx