2. a bath or treatment of this kind; esp., a stream of water, often containing a special preparation, introduced into the vagina to cleanse it
3. a device for douching
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: douched or ˈdouching
4. to apply a douche to (some part of the body, esp. the vagina)
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Word origin of 'douche'
Fr < It doccia
, shower bath, orig., conduit, back-form. < doccione
, water pipe < L ductio
, a leading away < ductus
: see duct