American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina. Also called bougie.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine: A medicinal substance in the form of cone or cylinder, introduced into the rectum, vagina, or uterus, there to remain and dissolve gradually in order to procure certain specific effects.
- n. A plug to hold back hemorrhoidal protrusions.
- n. A medicine in the form of small plug that is inserted into a bodily cavity, especially the rectum, vagina or urethra, where it melts at body temperature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A pill or bolus for introduction into the rectum; esp., a cylinder or cone of medicated cacao butter.
- n. a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts
- From Middle English suppositorie, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin suppositorium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositorius ("placed beneath"), from Latin supponere ("to put under") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French suppositorie, from Medieval Latin suppositōrium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositōrius, placed under, from Latin suppositus, past participle of suppōnere, to put under; see suppose. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“•Lactobacillus acidophilus in the form of a vaginal suppository, which is available at health food stores.”
“A suppository is a mild and ready way of opening the bowels of a child.”
“You might also consider a suppository, which is supposed to help give lubrication to the hemorrhoid to prevent friction and irritation, by being inserted into your anus.”
“â¢Lactobacillus acidophilus in the form of a vaginal suppository, which is available at health food stores.”
“You know, I just can’t hear the name ‘Andrew Bolt’ without wondering what kind of suppository one would like to come back as in the next life to give the ultimate personal satisfaction to the reincarnatee.”
“To apply a suppository to someone else is 'innuendo.”
“We were all ready to call one of our wines 'Innuendo', till we discovered that that's the Italian word for 'suppository'.”
“His clothes were cut off and something was stuffed in his anus, likely a tranquilizing suppository.”
“I took note not to confuse my Celexa with Celebrex or my Indocin with Inderal, especially since only one of those was a suppository.”
“This is why we call it el supositorio, which is Catalan for suppository.”
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