Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
mid 19th century; Latin from the root succuss- 'shaken', from the verb succutere, from sub- 'away' + quatere 'to shake'
  • rock
  • jolt
  • rattle
  • steady
  • still
  • calm
  • unavailable
  • unavailable
1. to shake up
2. medicine/medical; to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere
1. A) You actually shouldn't succuss Polaroids, as shaking it could damage the photos and doesn't speed their development. B) To make the best milkshake, you need to succuss the blend before serving.
2. A) I don't care what the literature says, you need to have a good reason to succuss a patient. B) I think we succuss him, we can figure out exactly where we need to apply the device.
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