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[luh-vahzh, lav-ij] /ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ/

a washing.

/ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ/
(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.


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