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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.
  • n. A stream of air applied in a similar way.
  • n. The application of a douche.
  • n. An instrument for applying a douche.
  • transitive v. To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
  • intransitive v. To cleanse or treat oneself with a douche.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.)
  • n. Something that produces the jet or current in the previous sense.
  • n. A syringe used for that process.
  • n. A douche bag.
  • v. To use a douche.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.
  • n. A syringe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A jet or current of water or vapor applied to some part or a particular organ of the body, as in a bath or for medicinal purposes.
  • n. An instrument for administering such a jet.
  • To apply a douche to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • v. direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
  • n. a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas

Etymologies

French, shower, from Italian doccia, conduit, back-formation from doccione, pipe, from Latin ductiō, ductiōn-, act of leading, from ductus, past participle of dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French douche ("shower"), from Italian doccia ("shower"). (Wiktionary)

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