- 1A tube with a nozzle and piston or bulb for sucking in and ejecting liquid in a thin stream, used for cleaning wounds or body cavities, or fitted with a hollow needle for injecting or withdrawing fluids.More example sentences
- Injections were given using glass syringes with reusable steel needles.
- This is performed under general or spinal anaesthetic and some marrow is removed from your own or a donor's hip bone using a syringe and needle.
- Some countries may be suspicious of syringes and needles carried by a traveler.
verb (syringes, syringing, syringed)[with object] Back to top
- 1Clean (the ear, a wound, etc.) by spraying liquid from a syringe: I had my ears syringedMore example sentences
- Impacted cerumen (ear wax) causes problems for some 2.3 million people in the UK, leading to about four million ears being syringed each year.
- The most common clinical practice is ear syringing, which is limited by patient tolerance and complications.
- He and his colleagues studied the effect of ear syringing on hearing.
- 1.1Spray liquid over (plants) with a syringe: syringe the leaves frequently during warm weatherMore example sentences
- Reduced mowing frequency, light frequent syringing, and bi-weekly applications of starter fertilizer will all enhance seed establishment.
- It has held up well in the heat and we have not had to send guys around syringing.
- Watering is still limited to the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 a.m., but hand watering and syringing is allowed during the day.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin syringa, from syrinx (see syrinx).
More definitions of syringeDefinition of syringe in:
- The US English dictionary