succuss

/səˈkʌs/ (say suh'kus)

verb (t)
1. to shake up; shake.
2. Medicine to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere.
{Latin succussus, past participle, tossed up}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • succuss — [sə kus′] vt. [< L succussus, pp. of succutere, to toss up < sub , under + quatere, to shake: see QUASH2] to shake forcibly; esp. formerly, to shake (a patient) from side to side in order to detect a liquid in some body cavity, esp. in the… …   English World dictionary

  • succuss — [sə kʌs] verb (in preparing homeopathic remedies) shake (a solution) vigorously. Derivatives succussion noun Origin C19: from L. succuss , succutere shake …   English new terms dictionary

  • succuss — succussion /seuh kush euhn/, n. succussive, adj. /seuh kus /, v.t. 1. to shake up; shake. 2. Med. to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere. [1860 65; < L succussus (ptp. of succutere to toss up) …   Universalium

  • succuss — verb a) To shake with vigor. b) specifically to shake a patient to detect fluids or air in the body. Syn: agitate, shake, shake up …   Wiktionary

  • succuss — To make succussion …   Medical dictionary

  • succuss — v. shake up; (Medicine) make succussion; (Medicine) shake a patient forcefully in order to ascertain the presence of a fluid in the thorax or in another body cavity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • succuss —   v.t. shake violently, especially Medicine, to detect presence of fluid.    ♦ succussation,    ♦ succussion, n.    ♦ succussatory,    ♦ succussive, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • succuss — verb shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body) • Syn: ↑shake up • Derivationally related forms: ↑succussion • Hypernyms: ↑shake, ↑agitate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake up — verb 1. shock physically (Freq. 1) Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game • Syn: ↑jar, ↑bump around • Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • suc|cus|sion — «suh KUHSH uhn», noun. 1. the action of shaking or condition of being shaken with violence. 2. Medicine. a shaking of the body to detect the presence of fluid in the thorax or other cavity. ╂[< Latin succusiō, ōnis < succutere; see etym.… …   Useful english dictionary

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