Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of laving; a washing or bathing.
  • noun A clyster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A washing or bathing; also, an enema.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A washing or bathing.
  • noun A clyster.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French lavement, from laver to wash.

Examples

  • Instead of tiring with the increasing pressure of the task at hand, my Lady thrived, though I was careful to bear the brunt of any physical labor—heating kettles in the kitchen and carrying the water down the stairs, lifting patients, cleaning and sterilizing the lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • And laudanum invariably led to castor oil, and if that failed to work, to the gruesome lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • If patients were brought to us before they were too poisoned by the sickness, the castor oil, combined with the lavement machine and the internal wash it afforded, proved to be a very successful treatment.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • If patients were brought to us before they were too poisoned by the sickness, the castor oil, combined with the lavement machine and the internal wash it afforded, proved to be a very successful treatment.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • And laudanum invariably led to castor oil, and if that failed to work, to the gruesome lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Instead of tiring with the increasing pressure of the task at hand, my Lady thrived, though I was careful to bear the brunt of any physical labor—heating kettles in the kitchen and carrying the water down the stairs, lifting patients, cleaning and sterilizing the lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • If patients were brought to us before they were too poisoned by the sickness, the castor oil, combined with the lavement machine and the internal wash it afforded, proved to be a very successful treatment.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Instead of tiring with the increasing pressure of the task at hand, my Lady thrived, though I was careful to bear the brunt of any physical labor—heating kettles in the kitchen and carrying the water down the stairs, lifting patients, cleaning and sterilizing the lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • And laudanum invariably led to castor oil, and if that failed to work, to the gruesome lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • And laudanum invariably led to castor oil, and if that failed to work, to the gruesome lavement machine.

    The Mistress of Nothing

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