[luh-vahzh, lav-ij] /ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ/
(med) the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
“a washing,” 1895, from French lavage, from laver “to wash” (see lave).
lavage lav·age (lāv’ĭj, lä-väzh’)
A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
[luh-val; French la-val] /ləˈvæl; French laˈval/ noun 1. Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1883–1945, French lawyer and politician: premier 1931–32, 1935–36; premier of the Vichy government 1942–44; executed for treason 1945. 2. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence. 3. a city in and the capital of […]
[lah-vuh-lah-vuh] /ˌlɑ vəˈlɑ və/ noun 1. the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.
- Lava lamp
noun 1. a decorative type of lamp in which a luminous viscous material moves in constantly changing shapes noun a glass lamp lit from the bottom and containing a soft gel that moves and grows as the light heats it; also called lava light Word Origin from the gel’s similarity to volcano lava; created in […]
[lav-uh-leer, lah-vuh-] /ˌlæv əˈlɪər, ˌlɑ və-/ noun 1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck. 2. . n. kind of ornament that hangs around the neck, from French lavallière, a kind of tie, after Louise Françoise de La Baume Le Blanc de La Vallière, Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), mistress […]