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cupping

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cup \Cup\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cupped} (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupping}.]

1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]

Cup us, till the world go round. --Shak.

2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See {Cupping}.

3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cupping \Cup"ping\ (k?p"p?ng), noun (Med.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess.

{Cupping glass}, a glass cup in which a partial vacuum is produced by heat, in the process of cupping.

{Dry cupping}, the application of a cupping instrument without scarification, to draw blood to the surface, produce counter irritation, etc.

{Wet cupping}, the operation of drawing blood by the application of a cupping instrument after scarification.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cupping

noun

1: a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface


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