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douche

 (do͞osh)
n.
1.
a. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.
b. A stream of air applied in a similar way.
2. The application of a douche.
3. An instrument for applying a douche.
4. Vulgar Slang A foolish or contemptible person.
v. douched, douch·ing, douch·es
v.tr.
To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
v.intr.
To cleanse or treat oneself with a douche.

[French, shower, from Italian doccia, conduit, back-formation from doccione, pipe, from Latin ductiō, ductiōn-, act of leading, from ductus, past participle of dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

douche

(duːʃ)
n
1. (Medicine) a stream of water or air directed onto the body surface or into a body cavity, for cleansing or medical purposes
2. (Medicine) the application of such a stream of water or air
3. (Medicine) an instrument, such as a special syringe, for applying a douche
4. slang a contemptible person
vb
(Medicine) to cleanse or treat or be cleansed or treated by means of a douche
[C18: from French, from Italian doccia, pipe; related to Latin ductus duct]

douche

(duʃ)

n.
1. a jet or current of water, sometimes with a dissolved medicating or cleansing agent, applied to a body part or cavity for medicinal or hygienic purposes.
2. the application of such a jet.
3. an instrument, as a syringe, for administering it.
v.t.
4. to apply a douche to.
v.i.
5. to use a douche; undergo douching.
[1675–85; < French < Italian doccia water pipe, back formation from doccione drainpipe < Latin ductiōnem, acc. of ductiō drawing off, conveying (water)]

douche


Past participle: douched
Gerund: douching

Imperative
douche
douche
Present
I douche
you douche
he/she/it douches
we douche
you douche
they douche
Preterite
I douched
you douched
he/she/it douched
we douched
you douched
they douched
Present Continuous
I am douching
you are douching
he/she/it is douching
we are douching
you are douching
they are douching
Present Perfect
I have douched
you have douched
he/she/it has douched
we have douched
you have douched
they have douched
Past Continuous
I was douching
you were douching
he/she/it was douching
we were douching
you were douching
they were douching
Past Perfect
I had douched
you had douched
he/she/it had douched
we had douched
you had douched
they had douched
Future
I will douche
you will douche
he/she/it will douche
we will douche
you will douche
they will douche
Future Perfect
I will have douched
you will have douched
he/she/it will have douched
we will have douched
you will have douched
they will have douched
Future Continuous
I will be douching
you will be douching
he/she/it will be douching
we will be douching
you will be douching
they will be douching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been douching
you have been douching
he/she/it has been douching
we have been douching
you have been douching
they have been douching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been douching
you will have been douching
he/she/it will have been douching
we will have been douching
you will have been douching
they will have been douching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been douching
you had been douching
he/she/it had been douching
we had been douching
you had been douching
they had been douching
Conditional
I would douche
you would douche
he/she/it would douche
we would douche
you would douche
they would douche
Past Conditional
I would have douched
you would have douched
he/she/it would have douched
we would have douched
you would have douched
they would have douched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.douche - a small syringe with detachable nozzlesdouche - a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas
syringe - a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
2.douche - irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
Verb1.douche - direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
Translations

douche

[duːʃ]
A. Nducha f (Med) → jeringa f
B. VTduchar
C. VIducharse

douche

nSpülung f, → Irrigation f (spec); (= instrument)Irrigator m
vieine Spülung machen
vtspülen

douche

[duːʃ] n (shower) → doccia (Med) (internal) → irrigazione f

douche

1. n. ducha, regadera;
2. lavado vaginal; irrigación;
v. tomar una ducha; ducharse.

douche

n lavado or ducha vaginal; vi darse un lavado or una ducha vaginal
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Robert Douche, 27, from Alderwood Green in Tallaght, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the boy on February 13, 2005.
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