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succuss

[suh-kuhs] /səˈkʌs/
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.
Origin
1860-1865
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
Related forms
succussion
[suh-kuhsh-uh n] /səˈkʌʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
succussive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for succussion

succuss

/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
Derived Forms
succussion (sʌˈkʌʃən) noun
succussive, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin succussus flung aloft, from succutere to toss up, from sub- from below + quatere to shake
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