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English definition of “syringe”

syringe

noun [C] uk   /sɪˈrɪndʒ/ us  
a hollow, cylinder-shaped piece of equipment used for sucking liquid out of something or pushing liquid into something, especially one with a needle that can be put under the skin and used to inject drugs, remove small amounts of blood, etc.

syringe

verb [T] uk   /sɪˈrɪndʒ/ us  
to clean the inside of the ears by pushing water into them and then sucking it out of them using a syringe
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