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lav·age

 (lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
n.
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

[French, from Old French, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lavage

(ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ)
n
(Medicine) med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
[C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash]

la•vage

(ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ)

n.
the cleansing of a bodily organ, as the stomach, by irrigation.
[1890–95; < French, =lav(er) to wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
gastric lavage - washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"
Translations

la·vage

n. lavado, irrigación de una cavidad.

lavage

n lavado; bronchoalveolar — lavado broncoalveolar; gastric — lavado gástrico; peritoneal — lavado peritoneal
References in periodicals archive ?
On table colonic lavage (15, 16 17) was done prior to resection and anastomosis or performing colostomies in most of the cases.
High bowel washouts or retrograde colonic lavage technique (RCLT) for faecal incontinence
Particularly in cases where there is a stricture causing obstruction and significant faecal loading, a resection in conjunction with on-table colonic lavage and primary anastomosis may be used.