insufflation definition

  • noun:
    • The work or an example of insufflating.
    • Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one becoming baptized.
    • The action of respiration or blowing into or on.
    • caused by breathing or blowing into or on.
    • The ritual breathing on the liquid useful for baptism
    • The breathing upon a person inside sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a brand new spiritual life.
    • The act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of body.
    • The act of blowing or respiration on or into.
    • Eccles., the act or ceremony of respiration upon (someone or thing), symbolizing the influence associated with the Holy Ghost while the expulsion of an evil character.
    • In medicine, the work of blowing atmosphere into the mouth of a new-born child to induce respiration, or of blowing a gas, vapor, or dust into some opening of human anatomy.
    • The process of enhancing pottery or porcelain by blowing shade at first glance associated with the ware through a hollow pipe on the end which gauze is stretched. See soufflĂ© design, under soufflĂ©.
    • an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
    • (medicine) blowing air or medicated dust in to the lungs (or into some other body hole)

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