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Definition of the noun douche

What does douche mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: douches

  1. a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of douche: douche bag
    • more generic word: syringe = a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
  2. irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: irrigation = cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

Alternative definition of the noun douche

noun

  1. A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally (especially in reference to vaginal irrigation.)
  2. Something that produces the jet or current in the previous sense.
  3. A syringe used for that process.
  4. [pejorative] A douche bag.

Definition of the verb douche

What does douche mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: douched | douching | douches

  1. direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: clean / cleanse = clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Alternative definition of the verb douche

verb

  1. To use a douche.

Film

"Douche" a.k.a. "Shower" is a 2013 short comedy drama film written by Marie-Laurence Lévesque and Guillaume Lambert and directed by Marie-Ève Beaumont.

Characters

  1. Douche is a fictional character from the 2009 film Days of Summer.
  2. Douche is a fictional character from the 2009 film Ojai Bums.
  3. Douche is a fictional character from the 2013 film Mourning Has Broken.

There are other characters with in their name, like Douche Bag.

Miscellanea

Douche: A douche is a device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons, or the stream of water itself.

  • also known as Vaginal douche

Phrases with Douche

  1. douche bag
  2. Douche Nozzle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Douche

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Google previewHealth (1904)

A Home Magazine Devoted to Physical Culture and Hygiene

The Scotch douche is the application of a stream of water as hot as can be borne followed by a cold stream. The hot is applied from one to three minutes, and the cold from rive to thirty seconds. Useful in paralyzed muscles, muscular fatigue, ...

Google previewReference-book of Practical Therapeutics (1897)

by Frank Pierce Foster

The ascending douche is a stream of water directed u ward, and it is usually employed in Iuemorr oids, ulcers, and catarrhat inflammation of the rectum; as a rectal...

The horizontal douche is a fine or large stream of water so directed that its impact against the body is horizontal.

The air douche is an auricular douche in which a current of air is forced through the Eustachian tube into the tympanic cavity.

Google previewAn International System of Electrotherapeutics, for Students, General Practitioners, and Specialists (1901)

by Horatio Ripley Bigelow, George Betton Massey

The faradic douche is an equally valuable agent in its proper sphere, as a general application, in neurasthenic cases, and locally used in uterine and spinal diseases. The douche proper, hot or cold, is used as the rheophore, or conductor, ...

Google previewAn International System of Electro-therapeutics (1894)

by Horatio Ripley Bigelow

The faradic douche is an equally valuable agent in its proper sphere, as a general application, in neurasthenic cases, and locally used in uterine and spinal diseases. The douche proper, hot or cold, is used as the rheo- phore, or conductor, ...

Google previewThe Snark Handbook (2011)

Sex Edition : Innuendo, Irony, and Ill-advised Insults on Intimacy by Lawrence Dorfman

F Douche is the Italian word for “twelve.” F Genitals are people of non-Jewish origins. F Pubic hair is a wild rabbit. In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. restart brain. open eyes. What is there to ...

Google previewThe Lancet (1843)

The vapour douche is a very useful means in this disease. Other remedies are, the zinc ointment, bichloride of mercury, sulphuret of potash, tincture of iodine, &c . DISEASES OF THE HAIRS AND HAIR-FOLLICLES. The pathological changes in ...

Google previewWilderness Medicine (2011)

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Paul S. Auerbach

Summer' Eve douche is an effective product to neutralize skunk spray odor. Check with pet supply shops or small animal veterinary clinics for these commercial products, which are for use on pets or fabric and not recommended for use directly ...

Google previewChemical Composition of Everyday Products (2005)

by John Toedt, Darrell Koza, Kathleen Van Cleef-Toedt

A vaginal douche is the process of rinsing or cleansing the vagina by forcing water or another solution into the vaginal cavity to flush away vaginal discharge or other contents. Containing ingredients such as water, pH-regulating chemicals ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Girls' Body Book (2013)

Not-So-Silly Questions About Your Body by Walt Larimore, MD, Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD

Douche is a French word that means to wash or soak. Douches are mixtures of water and baking soda, vinegar, iodine, and other products that are squirted into the vagina to “clean” it. Yet most doctors and medical organizations recommend ...

Google previewNew York Medical Journal (1897)

The cold douche is an alterative of great power. Its effects are prompt and profound. The reaction following it is, as a rule, very intense. Kneipp combines the douche in various ways with the other forms of water applications, the object being to ...

Google previewThe cold water cure, its principles' theory, and practice (1842)

by Vincent Priessnitz

The Douche Bath.— Of all remedial means employed in the cold-water treatment of Mr. Priessnitz, the douche is the most efficacious, in setting in motion the morbid humours and routing ...

Google previewThe Cold Water Cure, Its Principles, Theory, and Practice; with Hints for Its Self-application, and a Full Account of the Wonderful Cures Performed with it ... at Graefenberg ... by the Inventor, V. Priessnitz (1842)

THE DoucHE BATH.-Of all remedial means employed in the cold-water treatment of Mr. Priessnitz, the douche is the most efficacious, in setting in motion the morbid humours and routing ...

Google previewJAMA (1899)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

The douche is a benefit' and to be recommended, both as a prophylactic and as a preventive measure. It cleans; it stimulates; to the genital economy it is bactericidal, for though it may not destroy, it washes away multitudes of micro~ organisms ...

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of Physical Culture (1920)

A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden

that it should never be used where the patient is strong enough to endure the hot or cold douche. The percussion douche is practically the same as the ordinary douche except that by means of an ingenious device the stream of water is cut off ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

douche /doosh/ Fr, shower-bath], 1. a procedure in which a litre or more of a solution of a medication or cleansing agent in warm water is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s (2015)

by Mary de Young

Douche,. or. Pail. Pour,. or. Bain. d'Affusion. The pouringof pails ofwater ofany temperature, or ofalternating temperatures, over the head and shoulders of a patient who was kneeling, crouchedover or restrained inabath tub. The height from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (2009)

by Richard Noll

douche One of the primary modes of ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Vaginal douche with kuþaj is used. 7. Arajaská (amenorrhea—delayed or no menses): A vaginal douche with dalchíní, ...

Google previewThe American Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge, Or Book of 7223 Receipts and Facts (1856)

A Whole Library of Subjects Useful to Every Individual ... by Thomas Webster, Mrs. William Parkes

Douche Baths. 7074. The douche bath is a powerful agent, and consists of a stream of water, cold or warm, directed with considerable force from a tube upon some particular part of the body, and varies in its power, according to the diameter of ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

cleansing baths (tub, spray, douche, foot, sitz, hip, and vapour baths) ; refreshing baths (douche, needle, sponge, wave, swimming or plunge, river and sea, and Turkish baths) ,' curative baths (air, sun, hot air, vapour, mud, sand, sulphur, ...

Google previewBartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2013)

by Thomas Bartram

Offensive vaginal discharge (douche). Respiratory catarrh. Preparations. Tea: 12 teaspoons to each cup boiling water; infuse 10 minutes; dose 1cup thrice daily. Used also asan eye douche. Vaginal douche: 2ozto 2pints boiling water;infuse till ...

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Scrabble value of D2O1U1C3H4E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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