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tr.v. in·suf·flat·ed, in·suf·flat·ing, in·suf·flates
1. To blow or breathe into or on.
2. To treat medically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.
[Latin īnsufflāre, īnsufflāt- : in-, into; see in-2 + sufflāre, to inflate; see soufflé.]
1. (tr) to breathe or blow (something) into (a room, area, etc)
2. (Medicine) med to blow (air, medicated powder, etc) into the lungs or into a body cavity
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to breathe or blow upon (someone or something) as a ritual or sacramental act, esp so as to symbolize the influence of the Holy Spirit
in•suf•flate(ɪnˈsʌf leɪt, ˈɪn səˌfleɪt)
v.t. -flat•ed, -flat•ing.
1. to blow or breathe in or on.
2. Med. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body.
3. to breathe upon (a person being baptised or the water during baptism).
[1650–60; < Late Latin insufflātus, past participle of insufflāre to blow into or on = Latin in- in2 + sufflāre to puff up, inflate (suf- suf- + flāre to blow2]
Past participle: insufflated
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|Verb||1.||insufflate - breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit|
administer - perform (a church sacrament) ritually; "administer the last unction"
|2.||insufflate - treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity|
insufflate - blow or breathe hard on or into
|3.||insufflate - blow or breathe hard on or into|
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
insufflate - treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity