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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
To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
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.]
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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
(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)]
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Past participle: douched
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||douche - 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
|Verb||1.||douche - direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt → spülen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. n. ducha, regadera;
2. lavado vaginal; irrigación;
v. tomar una ducha; ducharse.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
douchen lavado or ducha vaginal; vi darse un lavado or una ducha vaginal
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.