Definition of syringe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪˈrɪndʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈrɪndʒ//
    Medical equipment
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  1. 1(also hypodermic, hypodermic syringe) a plastic or glass tube with a long hollow needle that is used for putting drugs, etc. into a person’s body or for taking a small amount of blood from a person a beach scattered with used syringes a syringe exchange scheme See related entries: Medical equipment
  2. 2a plastic or glass tube with a rubber part at the end, used for sucking up liquid and then pushing it out
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin syringa, from syrinx, from Greek surinx ‘pipe, channel’.
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