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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One time they had to pump his stomach and another time do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
She revealed he downed so many drugs she had to pump his stomach on many occasions to prevent a fatal overdose.
Last night the Jacko family nanny told how she regularly had to pump his stomach to remove dangerous cocktails of drugs.
He had been too horrified by that hospitalization, particularly the nasogastric tube that was inserted into his nose to pump his stomach and multiple needle pokes, not to mention the psychiatrist and the hangover