Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shake with vigor.
  • v. specifically to shake a patient to detect fluids or air in the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shake suddenly for any purpose, as to elicit a splashing sound in pneumothorax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)

Etymologies

From Latin succutere ("to shake up"), from sub- + quatere ("to shake"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's not as if waterfalls and various other natural processes don't "succuss" the water quite nicely.

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  • The word most resembling "suffer" that is also something you'd do to a mixture is, I think, succuss, to shake or agitate, usually in the context of homeopathy which also introduces a link to wizardry.

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  • He is more than anti-business - he is anti succuss and anti aspiration.

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  • Take the amount of homeopathy talk that would normally induce annoyance on MetaTalk and then dilute it 10: 1 with pure blue, be sure to succuss it well, and repeat 99 times.

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  • Yes, but consider the possibilities of convincing them to use other fluids: "Just dissolve the substance in some nitroglycerin and succuss ..."

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  • Palin will soon find out that the "You Betcha, hockey mom" BS she gives out will not carry her to any succuss.

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  • Any you know, the odd thing about what’s transpired since is that no one has stepped forward and proved him wrong by identifying the discriminatory factors that are holding back women from achieving succuss at the peak Harvard of the fields of Math, Physics and Engineering.

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