Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To blow or breathe into or on.
  • transitive v. To treat medically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To breathe or blow into or on.
  • v. To treat by blowing a gas, vapor, or powder into a body cavity.
  • v. To inhale (a powder etc.).
  • v. To exhale upon baptismal water, or the one being baptised, as a ritual act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. To blow upon; to breath upon or into; to use insufflation upon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To blow into; specifically, in medicine, to treat by insufflation. See insufflation, 3.
  • Eccles., to breathe upon, especially upon catechumens or the water of baptism. See insufflation, 2.

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

  • v. breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit
  • v. treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity
  • v. blow or breathe hard on or into

Etymologies

Latin īnsufflāre, īnsufflāt- : in-, into; see in-2 + sufflāre, to inflate; see soufflé.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the past participle stem of Latin insufflare, from in- + sufflare ("blow on"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I add i have to thank and let cheerful i am off the recreational (and i am) but i dramatically want to insufflate current this.

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  • While the possibility does exist for Overdosing when grinding the pills up to either insufflate the powder, to parachute the powder, or to simply chew the pill and swallow it (any method of breaking the pill eliminates the time-release function, and releases all of the Oxycodone all at once, providing the user with an incredible, speedy, and euphoric rush.)

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