syringe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (su-rinj', sir'inj), [key]
— n., v., -ringed, -ring•ing.
  1. a small device consisting of a glass, metal, or hard rubber tube, narrowed at its outlet, and fitted with either a piston or a rubber bulb for drawing in a quantity of fluid or for ejecting fluid in a stream, for cleaning wounds, injecting fluids into the body, etc.
  2. any similar device for pumping and spraying liquids through a small aperture.
  1. to cleanse, wash, inject, etc., by means of a syringe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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