enema enema  /ˈɛ nə mə/


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


  1. In a double-contrast barium enema, a technician coats the inside of the intestine with the metallic dye and pumps the colon full of air.
  2. A regular ritual was a cleansing enema of sudsy water made with laundry detergent.
  3. If you use one of the less definitive tests-- a flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema or simple stool analysis--you should get tested more frequently.


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  1. And then check out Hitch's even more amazing appearance on "Hannity & Colmes," which closes with Hitchens saying "If you gave Falwell an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox."
    on May 17, 2007 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: CBS News

  2. "I'm going to come out swinging," Jackson said of his fight against the allegations printed in the paper. "I wouldn't know what a steroid looked like if you put it in an enema and shoved it up my nose."
    on Apr 6, 2005 By: Bo Jackson Source: NBC5.com

  3. "It's kind of an emotional enema," says Leguizamo in a phone interview last week from New York, where the Bogota-born performer was raised. "It's helped me find peace and perspective on things that might've otherwise done me in."
    on Jul 12, 2009 By: John Leguizamo Source: Toronto Star

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