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clys (Greek: to wash; washing).

1. A great and general flood of water, a deluge. In Geology, resorted to by some as a hypothesis to account for various phenomena; hence, used vaguely for a sudden convulsion or alteration of physical conditions.
2. Figuratively, a political or social upheaval that sweeps away the old order of things.
3. A sudden and violent upheaval or disaster that causes great changes in society; such as, a war, earthquake, or drought.
A reference to a cataclysm.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, a cataclysm.
An enema.
Of, pertaining to, or produced by, a deluge or inundation.
Washing off, carrying away by the rushing of waters; washing, cleansing; to clean.
clysis, singular; clyses, plural:
1. Injection of fluid into the body other than orally. Fluid may be injected into tissue spaces, the rectum, or the abdominal cavity. This technique is used to inject fluids parenterally when venipuncture is not possible. Parentarally refers to any medication route other than the alimentary canal; such as, intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, or mucosal.
2. An infusion of fluid, usually subcutaneously, for therapeutic purposes.
3. Formerly, a fluid enema, later, the washing out of material from any body space or cavity by fluids by injection or lavage (a washing; especially, in medicine as in the washing out of a bodily organ).
1. A medicine injected into the rectum, to empty or cleanse the bowels, to afford nutrition, etc.; an injection, enema; sometimes, a suppository; an old term for enema.
2. The pipe or syringe used in injection; a clyster-pipe.
3. A contemptuous name for a medical practitioner.
1. To treat with a clyster.
2. To inject (a medicine) as with a clyster.
In radiography of the small intestine, filling by introduction of contrast medium through a catheter advanced into the duodenum or jejunum from above.
hypodermoclysis, hypodermatoclysis:
1. Subcutaneous injection of a saline or other solution.
2. The injection of nutrient fluids under the skin in the collapse resulting from cholera or other exhausting diseases.
Irrigation of the abdominal cavity.
Intravenous injection of an isotonic solution of dextrose or other substances in quantity; venoclysis.
Washing out of the pleural cavity.
Slow continuous administration of saline solution by instillation into the rectum and sigmoid colon; rectoclysis.
The introduction of liquid into the circulation by an intravenous drip; phleboclysis.
Washing out, or lavage, of the urinary bladder.