Meaning of INSUFFLATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, in-ˌsə-ˈflā- ]


Etymology: Middle English insufflacion, from Late Latin insufflation-, insufflatio, from insufflare to blow upon, from Latin in- + sufflare to inflate, from sub- + flare to blow — more at blow

Date: 15th century

: an act or the action of blowing on, into, or in: as

a. : a Christian ceremonial rite of exorcism performed by breathing on a person

b. : the act of blowing something (as a gas, powder, or vapor) into a body cavity

• in·suf·flate ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflāt, in-ˈsə-ˌflāt transitive verb

• in·suf·fla·tor -ˌflā-tər noun

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