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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bougie  \Bou*gie"\,  n.  [F.  bougie  wax  candle,  bougie,  fr  Bougie, 
  Bugia  a  town  of  North  Africa,  from  which  these  candles  were 
  first  imported  into  Europe.] 
  1.  (Surg.)  A  long,  flexible  instrument,  that  is 
  Note:  introduced  into  the  urethra,  esophagus,  etc.,  to  remove 
  obstructions,  or  for  the  other  purposes.  It  was 
  originally  made  of  waxed  linen  rolled  into  cylindrical 
  2.  (Pharm.)  A  long  slender  rod  consisting  of  gelatin  or  some 
  other  substance  that  melts  at  the  temperature  of  the  body. 
  It  is  impregnated  with  medicine,  and  designed  for 
  introduction  into  urethra,  etc