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bou·gie 1

 (bo͞o′zhē, -jē)
1. Medicine
a. A slender, flexible, cylindrical instrument that is inserted into a bodily canal, such as the urethra, to dilate, examine, or medicate.
2. A wax candle.

[French, from Old French, a fine wax, after Bougie (Bejaïa), a city of northern Algeria.]

bou·gie 2

adj. Informal
Bourgeois: opted for a mom-and-pop diner over a more bougie restaurant.

[Respelling (after the variant pronunciation (bo͝o′zhwä)) of bourg(eois) + -ie.]
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(ˈbuːʒiː; buːˈʒiː)
(Medicine) med a long slender semiflexible cylindrical instrument for inserting into body passages, such as the rectum or urethra, to dilate structures, introduce medication, etc
[C18: from French, originally a wax candle from Bougie (Bujiya), Algeria]
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(ˈbu dʒi, -ʒi, buˈʒi)

a. a slender, flexible instrument introduced into passages of the body for dilating, examining, medicating, etc.
b. a suppository.
2. a wax candle.
[1745–55; < French]
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n. bujía; candelilla, instrumento usado en la dilatación de la uretra.
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[beaucoup moins que] Cette bougie ne brule pas pour nous, mais pour tous ceux que nous n'avons pas pu faire sortir de prison, tous ceux qui ont ete abattus avant d'etre incarceres, tous ceux qui ont ete tortures, enleves ou victimes d'une "disparition".
La foule a, par la suite, emprunte le chemin de la grande rue pour atteindre la place de la Bougie, ou elle a observe un sit-in.
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The objective of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of bougie and balloon endoscopic dilation in patients with BES.
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