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ˈɛn ə məen·e·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enema, clysternoun

    an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes


  1. enemanoun

    An injection of fluid into the rectum, usually for medical purposes.

    Etymology: From ἔνεμα, from ἐνίημι.

  2. enemanoun

    The fluid so injected.

    Etymology: From ἔνεμα, from ἐνίημι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enemanoun

    an injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment

    Etymology: [L. enema, Gr. , fr. to send in; in + to send.]


  1. Enema

    An enema is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. The increasing volume of the liquid causes rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract, often resulting in very uncomfortable bloating, cramping, powerful peristalsis, a feeling of extreme urgency and complete evacuation of the lower intestinal tract. An enema has the advantage over any laxative in its speed and certainty of action, and some people prefer it for this reason. Enemas can be carried out as treatment for medical conditions, such as constipation and encopresis, and as part of some alternative health therapies. They are also used to administer certain medical or recreational drugs. Enemas have been used for rehydration therapy in patients for whom intravenous therapy is not applicable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enema

    en′e-ma, or e-nē′ma, n. a liquid medicine thrown into the rectum: an injection. [Gr.,—enienai, to send in—en, in, and hienai, to send.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Enema

    A solution or compound that is introduced into the RECTUM with the purpose of cleansing the COLON or for diagnostic procedures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enema in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    The Joker What kind of a world is this where a man dressed as a bat gets ALL MY PRESS This town needs an enema

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