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Definition of "insufflation" [in•suf•fla•tion]

  • The act or an instance of insufflating. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized. (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 "insufflation" in a sentence
  • "A moment later there was a soft, almost inaudible insufflation; the door stirred and moved outward perhaps six inches, then stopped."
  • "And still Ehomba continued his unnatural insufflation, until the last of the blackness had vanished, drawn deep down within himself."
  • "Where the Gloss again hath it; "Those plagues which are inflicted by the insufflation of the devil, not by the hands of men.""