Syr"inge (?), n. [F. seringue (cf. Pr. siringua, Sp. jeringa, It. sciringa, scilinga), fg. Gr. , , a pipe or tube; cf. Skr. svar to sound, and E. swarum. Cf. Syringa.]

A kind of small hand-pump for throwing a stream of liquid, or for purposes of aspiration. It consists of a small cylindrical barrel and piston, or a bulb of soft elastic material, with or without valves, and with a nozzle which is sometimes at the end of a flexible tube; -- used for injecting animal bodies, cleansing wounds, etc.

Garden syringe. See Garden.

 

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Syr"inge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Syringed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Syringing (?).]

1.

To inject by means of a syringe; as, to syringe warm water into a vein.

2.

To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.

 

© Webster 1913.

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