Colonic (noun)
Colonic irrigation, the infusion of liquid into the colon through a tube in the rectum. It is claimed that colonics "detoxify" and "cleanse" the body and have other health benefits. There is no convincing scientific evidence to support these claims.

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  • colonic hydrotherapy — or colonic irrigation noun Cleansing and detoxification of the colon by the injection into it of warm water, subsequently drained away with accompanying waste matter • • • Main Entry: ↑colon …   Useful english dictionary

  • colonic irrigation — ► NOUN ▪ a therapeutic treatment in which water is inserted via the anus to flush out the colon …   English terms dictionary

  • colonic irrigation — noun the practice of inserting water via the anus to flush out the colon, used as a therapeutic treatment …   English new terms dictionary

  • colonic — I noun a water enema given to flush out the colon • Syn: ↑colonic irrigation • Hypernyms: ↑enema, ↑clyster • Hyponyms: ↑high colonic II …   Useful english dictionary

  • colonic — 1. adjective Of, relating to, affecting or within the colon. 2. noun colonic irrigation …   Wiktionary

  • colonic — I. adjective Date: 1884 of or relating to the colon of the intestine II. noun Date: 1939 irrigation of the colon ; enema …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colonic irrigation — co,lonic irri gation noun uncount a treatment in which someone s COLON is washed, which some people believe is good for health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • colonic irrigation — UK / US noun [uncountable] a treatment in which someone s colon is washed, which some people believe is good for health …   English dictionary

  • high colonic — noun an enema that injects large amounts of fluid high into the colon for cleansing purposes • Hypernyms: ↑colonic irrigation, ↑colonic …   Useful english dictionary

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