\dˈuːʃ], \dˈuːʃ], \d_ˈuː_ʃ]\
Definitions of DOUCHE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
In Italian doccia: modern Latin, ducia; Cataclysmus, Douse. This term is applied to a column of fluid, of a determinate nature and temperature, let fall upon the body. Pumping is a variety of the Douche. In using this kind of bath, the fluid is directed upon the part on which we are desirous of acting. The douches descendantes are those in which the fluid falls from a height,-the douches aecendantes, those administered in diseases of the uterus, -the douches horizontalea, where the fluid is impelled horizontally, &c. They may be cold or warm, according to circumstances. The apparatus consists of a reservoir of water having a pipe or plug, by means of which the water can be directed as the practitioner may desire. The Douche communicates a considerable and peculiar shock to the nervous system; and is one of the most successful means for taming the furious maniac. it is, also, useful in chronic rheumatism, stiff joints, &c. Douches of air are, also, occasionally used, as in cases of obstruction of the Eustachian tube by mucus. They are sent from an air-press-of which Deleau and Kramer have invented one each -through a catheter introduced through the nose into the tube.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe