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succuss

[ suh-kuhs ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to shake up; shake.
  2. Medicine/Medical. to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere.


succuss

/ sʌˈkʌʃən; sʌˈkʌs /

verb

  1. med to shake (a patient) to detect the sound of fluid in the thoracic or another bodily cavity
  2. rare.
    to shake, esp with sudden force


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Derived Forms

  • sucˈcussive, adjective
  • succussion, noun
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Other Words From

  • suc·cus·sion [s, uh, -, kuhsh, -, uh, n], noun
  • suc·cussive adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of succuss1

1860–65; < Latin succussus (past participle of succutere to toss up), equivalent to suc- suc- + -cut ( ere ), combining form of quatere to shake + -tus past participle suffix, with tt > ss
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Word History and Origins

Origin of succuss1

C17: from Latin succussus flung aloft, from succutere to toss up, from sub- from below + quatere to shake

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