In`suf*fla"tion (?), n. [L. insuffatio: cf. F. insuffation. See In- in, and Sufflation.]

The act of breathing on or into anything

; especially: (a) R. C. Ch.

The breathing upon a person in the sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a new spiritual life

. (b) Med.

The act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of the body.


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