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Definition of "suppository" [sup•pos•i•to•ry]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suppository" in a sentence
  • "•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."