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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insufflationnoun

    (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)

  2. insufflationnoun

    an act of blowing or breathing on or into something


  1. insufflationnoun

    The action of breathing or blowing into or on.

  2. insufflationnoun

    The result of breathing or blowing into or on.

  3. insufflationnoun

    The ritual breathing onto the water used for baptism

  4. Etymology: From insufflate + -tion.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insufflation

    The act of breathing upon.

    Etymology: in and sufflo, Latin.

    Imposition of hands is a custom of parents in blessing their children, but taken up by the apostles instead of that divine insufflation which Christ used. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.


  1. Insufflation

    In religious and magical practice, insufflation and exsufflation are ritual acts of blowing, breathing, hissing, or puffing that signify variously expulsion or renunciation of evil or of the devil (the Evil One), or infilling or blessing with good (especially, in religious use, with the Spirit or grace of God).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insufflationnoun

    the act of breathing on or into anything

  2. Insufflationnoun

    the breathing upon a person in the sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a new spiritual life

  3. Insufflationnoun

    the act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of the body

  4. Etymology: [L. insuffatio: cf. F. insuffation. See In- in, and Sufflation.]


  1. Insufflation

    Insufflation is the practice of inhaling a substance. Insufflation has medical use as a route of administration for many respiratory drugs used to treat conditions in the lungs and paranasal sinus. The technique is common for many recreational drugs and is also used for some entheogens. Nasal insufflation is commonly used for many psychoactive drugs because it causes a much faster onset than orally, and bioavailability is usually, but not always, higher than orally. This bioavailability occurs due to the quick absorption of molecules into the bloodstream through the soft tissue in the mucous membrane of the sinus cavity and portal circulation bypass. Some drugs have a higher rate of absorption, and are thus more effective in smaller doses, through this route. Prodrugs, drugs that are metabolized or activated by the liver, should not be insufflated, because they need to be metabolized by the liver to break down into the compounds that are active.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Insufflation

    The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insufflation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insufflation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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