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 (lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
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.]


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


(ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ)

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"


n. lavado, irrigación de una cavidad.


n lavado; bronchoalveolar — lavado broncoalveolar; gastric — lavado gástrico; peritoneal — lavado peritoneal
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