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syringe with hypodermic needle

Etymology

From French seringue, from Mediaeval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sŷrinx), pipe, syrinx). Compare syrinx.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
syringe

Plural
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  1. A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
  2. A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.

Usage notes

Syringe mostly refers specifically to medical devices for injecting drugs into a human body or drawing blood from one (or other human fluids), but the broader definition sees occasional use, particularly in specialized fields.

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Verb

Infinitive
to syringe

Third person singular
syring

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to syringe (third-person singular simple present syring, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To inject fluid by means of a syringe

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