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bougie (noun) – 1. (Medicine) (a) A slender, flexible, cylindrical instrument that is inserted into a bodily canal, such as the urethra, to dilate, examine, or medicate.
(b) See suppository.
2. A wax candle.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1755, “wax candle,” from French bougie “wax candle,” from Bugia, Algeria, (Arabic Bijiyah), a town with a long-established wax trade. Earlier (1754) as a type of thin, flexible surgical instrument.

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