Definition of clyster in English:


Line breaks: clys|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈklɪstə


  • archaic term for enema.
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    • Since at least the days of Hippocratic hygiene, and until at least the mid nineteenth century, the Western medical profession urged the regular prophylactic use of emetics and clysters.
    • The remedies which they use are large clysters, whereby they void store of windiness.


late Middle English: from Old French clystere or Latin clyster, from Greek klustēr 'syringe', from kluzein 'wash out'.

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