insufflate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To blow or inhale into or on.
    • to take care of clinically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily hole.
  • verb:
    • To breathe or blow into or on.
    • To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or dust into a body hole.
    • To inhale (a powder etc.).
    • To exhale upon baptismal liquid, or perhaps the one being baptised, as a ritual work.
    • breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental work, specially in order to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit
    • treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily hole
    • blow or breathe hard on or into
  • adjective:
    • To strike upon; to breathing upon or into; to make use of insufflation upon.
  • others:
    • To blow into; particularly, in medicine, to deal with by insufflation. See insufflation, 3.
    • Eccles., to inhale upon, especially upon catechumens or perhaps the liquid of baptism. See insufflation, 2.

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