syringe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v syringe spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
    • n syringe a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Syringe 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.
    • Syringe To inject by means of a syringe; as, to syringe warm water into a vein.
    • Syringe To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n syringe A portable hydraulic instrument of the pump kind, commonly employed to draw in a quantity of water or other fluid, and to squirt or eject it forcibly. In its simplest form it consists of a small cylindrical tube with an air-tight piston fltted with a rod and handle. The lower end of the cylinder terminates in a small tube; on this being immersed in any fluid, and the piston then drawn up, the fluid is forced into the body of the cylinder by the atmospheric pressure, and by pushing back the piston to the bottom of the cylinder the contained fluid is expelled in a small jet. The syringe is used by surgeons and others for washing wounds, for injecting fluids into the body, and for other purposes. A larger form is used for watering plants, trees, etc. The syringe is also used as a pneumatic machine for condensing or exhausting the air in a close vessel, but for this purpose two valves are necessary.
    • n syringe Same as syrinx, 3.
    • n syringe In entomology, same as syringium.
    • syringe To inject by means of a pipe or syringe; wash and cleanse by injections from a syringe.
    • syringe To make use of a syringe; inject fluid with a syringe.
    • n syringe In the head of a hemipterous insect, a chamber beneath the pharynx and extending to the grooves of the setæ in the beak. The salivary ducts open into it, and it is supposed to propel the product of the salivary glands toward the tips of the setæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Syringe sir′inj a portable hydraulic instrument of the pump kind, used to draw in a quantity of liquid and eject it forcibly: a tube used by surgeons for injecting, &c
    • v.t Syringe to inject or clean with a syringe
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

We usually start it with a sort of syringe, by forcing into the outlet a quantity of water.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
He fitted a needle to a syringe and found a bottle of alcohol and a vial of sedative.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Doc Prouty was holding up a small syringe, eying the little bit of fluid within it.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Syringe the trees with a weak solution of nitre, one ounce in a gallon of water, which will destroy the fungus and invigorate the tree.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
And I went to the dispensary to fetch the syringe and the needles.
"A Diary Without Dates" by Enid Bagnold
He pushed the nozzle of the syringe down into the retort and withdrew it filled with Moon Glow.
"B-12's Moon Glow" by Charles A. Stearns
And, if self-administered, what can have become of the syringe?
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Here is a small glass syringe, such as can be bought for a few cents in any drug store.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
Trembling, David picked up a bottle, poured alcohol onto the rubber cap, and deftly filled the sterile syringe.
"Category Phoenix" by Boyd Ellanby
Make with the syringe.
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks
She opened her fingers, and beheld a morphia syringe.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Under this treatment they must be well supplied with water, and liberal syringing is also beneficial.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Expert cuppers agreed that they thoroughly disliked using the syringe.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
His arms are in a terrible condition from the use of the syringe.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Syringe frequently under glass.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
All these washes can be used with the Abol Syringe.
"Roses and Rose Growing" by Rose Georgina Kingsley
A balcony, however small it may be, is an extra room, and frequently it is a good play-room for children if kept clean and well syringed.
"Household Organization" by Florence Caddy
All Astringents that are not Causticks, are proper for the Syringe.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The patent syringe will here be exceedingly useful.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
An empty syringe was there.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

In addition, there are no spent syringes or cartridges to dispose of after use.
The ingredient-filled syringes will then " print " icing on a cupcake.
You think you're ready to take the plunge (and the syringe).
Applied through a mixing syringe, the gel has a short curing time for shop or mobile applications.
For years, Margaret Afonso used a syringe a day to inject herself with insulin to regulate her - 12:18 am.
IV drug users wait their turn to get clean syringes .
Exchange workers check on their supply of syringes .
Mom accused of injuring toddler with rubber syringe .
Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November.
This is a stock photo of a syringe .
Dymax's SD-100 digital syringe dispenser is designed to give operators precise control to accurately dispense low- to high-viscosity materials.
A syringe filled with some fluid isolated on white background.
Do not use in automatically powered syringes .
Girl stuck by syringe in Washington hotel bed.
These 4 tips will help you ensure the safe disposal of your insulin syringes .
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In science:

The solvents (< 0.01 µL, including a small amount of the marker) were injected manually with a 10 µL Hamilton syringe.
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
The droplets are produced by using a syringe and are gently dropped onto the surface of the bath.
About the lifetime of a bouncing droplet
Rubber friction is a topic of huge practical importance, e.g., for tires, rubber seals, wiper blades, conveyor belts and syringes [1–14].
Rolling friction for hard cylinder and sphere on viscoelastic solid
The droplet was dropped on the surface by flat-tipped needle and the volume of the droplet was controlled precisely by syringe pump.
Bouncing Water Droplet on a Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Array
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