1. a washing.
  2. Medicine/Medical.
    1. cleansing by irrigation or the like.
    2. the washing out of the stomach.


  1. med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water

n.“a washing,” 1895, from French lavage, from laver “to wash” (see lave). n.

  1. A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
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