syringe

A syringe is used, usually by a doctor or nurse, to inject or withdraw a fluid from your body.

A syringe is a medical tool used for several purposes, but they all involve liquids going in or out of your body. A flu shot is given with a syringe: that's a liquid going in. A blood sample is taken with a syringe: that's liquid coming out. Part of a syringe is a needle, so patients usually don't like them. Syringes should only be used by medical professionals.

Definitions of syringe
  1. noun
    a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
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    types:
    douche, douche bag
    a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas
    hypo, hypodermic, hypodermic syringe
    a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
    autoinjector
    a hypodermic syringe to use in injecting yourself with a liquid
    type of:
    medical instrument
    instrument used in the practice of medicine
  2. verb
    spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
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    type of:
    spray
    scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
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