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  • adj. Characterised by up-and-down oscillations of large amplitude, usually with reference to earthquakes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhibiting an up-and-down vibration of long amplitude, which causes a jumping movement: descriptive of a variety of earthquake shock.

Etymologies

From Italian sussultare ("jump up"). (Wiktionary)

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