Definitions

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

  • n. A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
  • n. A hypodermic syringe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
  • n. A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.
  • v. To clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of small hand-pump for throwing a stream of liquid, or for purposes of aspiration. It consists of a small cylindrical barrel and piston, or a bulb of soft elastic material, with or without valves, and with a nozzle which is sometimes at the end of a flexible tube; -- used for injecting animal bodies, cleansing wounds, etc.
  • transitive v. To inject by means of a syringe.
  • transitive v. To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A portable hydraulic instrument of the pump kind, commonly employed to draw in a quantity of water or other fluid, and to squirt or eject it forcibly.
  • n. Same as syrinx, 3.
  • n. In entomology, same as syringium.
  • To inject by means of a pipe or syringe; wash and cleanse by injections from a syringe.
  • To make use of a syringe; inject fluid with a syringe.
  • n. In the head of a hemipterous insect, a chamber beneath the pharynx and extending to the grooves of the setæ in the beak. The salivary ducts open into it, and it is supposed to propel the product of the salivary glands toward the tips of the setæ.

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

  • v. spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
  • n. a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids

Etymologies

Middle English syryng, from Medieval Latin sȳringa, from Late Latin, injection, from Greek sūrinx, sūring-, shepherd's pipe.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sŷrinx, "pipe, syrinx"). Compare syrinx. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • In prolotherapy, a syringe is used to inject a liquid — often containing sugar but which can include a variety of other substances — into the painful area.

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  • For ionized Calcium test, a full 0.7 mL of whole blood in a 1 mL heparinized syringe or 2 mL in a 3 mL syringe is required.

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  • The single - or double-dose syringe is pre-filled with epinephrine, which reduces allergic reactions.

    Stinging insect allergy

  • USADA says it received a used syringe from a coach containing the substance.

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  • Italy: Found guilty of possessing insulin syringe at 2001 Giro d'Italia.

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  • Zanini, Italy: Suspended six months by ICF on June 8, 2002, for possession of insulin syringe at 2001 Giro d'Italia.

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  • There was a table with two things on it: a flat, rectangular box and the part of a shot they call a syringe.

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  • The end of the syringe is introduced into the lumen of the vessel and the blood is washed out of the vessel and from the operating-field.

    Alexis Carrel - Nobel Lecture

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  • derived from Syrinx, because of its reedlike shape.

    October 26, 2007