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en·e·ma  audio  (n-m) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
  2. The fluid so injected.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin, from Greek, from enenai, to send in, inject : en-, in ; see en-2 + henai, to send; see y- in Indo-European roots


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