pump (one's) stomach

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pump (one's) stomach

To use a mechanical pump to withdraw the contents of one's stomach, especially to remove toxic or poisonous substances. He got so drunk on his 21st birthday that we had to take him to the hospital so they could pump his stomach. The child was rushed to the emergency room to have her stomach pumped after swallowing a laundry detergent capsule.
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pump somebody’s ˈstomach

remove the contents of somebody’s stomach using a pump, because they have swallowed something harmful: She had to go to the hospital and have her stomach pumped. ▶ ˈstomach pump noun
See also: pump, stomach
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They were forced to pump her stomach to remove parts of the plant that she swallowed.
By 28, she landed in the hospital with a tube down her throat to pump her stomach, because she was not conscious enough to tell doctors what she was on.
The result was another visit to the VA hospital where the nurse told her she had to drink a substance that would neutralize the pills, or they would pump her stomach. Rachel opted for the neutralizer.
croft' The doctors would pump her stomach of the tranquillisers but she would be transferred to a psychiatric hospital and kept there for almost a year.