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insufflation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insufflation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insufflation 
  n  1:  (medical)  blowing  air  or  medicated  powder  into  the  lungs  (or 
  into  some  other  body  cavity) 
  2:  an  act  of  blowing  or  breathing  on  or  into  something 




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