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per·cuss

 (pər-kŭs′)
tr.v. per·cussed, per·cuss·ing, per·cuss·es
To strike or tap firmly, as in medical percussion: The doctor percussed the patient's chest.

[Latin percutere, percuss-, to strike hard : per-, per- + quatere, to strike; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]
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percuss

(pəˈkʌs)
vb (tr)
1. to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly
2. (Medicine) med to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes
[C16: from Latin percutere, from per- through + quatere to shake]
perˈcussor n
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per•cuss

(pərˈkʌs)

v.t.
1. to use percussion for diagnosis or therapy.
2. to strike (something) so as to shake or shock.
[1550–60; < Latin percussus, past participle of percutere to strike hard, beat]
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percuss


Past participle: percussed
Gerund: percussing

Imperative
percuss
percuss
Present
I percuss
you percuss
he/she/it percusses
we percuss
you percuss
they percuss
Preterite
I percussed
you percussed
he/she/it percussed
we percussed
you percussed
they percussed
Present Continuous
I am percussing
you are percussing
he/she/it is percussing
we are percussing
you are percussing
they are percussing
Present Perfect
I have percussed
you have percussed
he/she/it has percussed
we have percussed
you have percussed
they have percussed
Past Continuous
I was percussing
you were percussing
he/she/it was percussing
we were percussing
you were percussing
they were percussing
Past Perfect
I had percussed
you had percussed
he/she/it had percussed
we had percussed
you had percussed
they had percussed
Future
I will percuss
you will percuss
he/she/it will percuss
we will percuss
you will percuss
they will percuss
Future Perfect
I will have percussed
you will have percussed
he/she/it will have percussed
we will have percussed
you will have percussed
they will have percussed
Future Continuous
I will be percussing
you will be percussing
he/she/it will be percussing
we will be percussing
you will be percussing
they will be percussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been percussing
you have been percussing
he/she/it has been percussing
we have been percussing
you have been percussing
they have been percussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been percussing
you will have been percussing
he/she/it will have been percussing
we will have been percussing
you will have been percussing
they will have been percussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been percussing
you had been percussing
he/she/it had been percussing
we had been percussing
you had been percussing
they had been percussing
Conditional
I would percuss
you would percuss
he/she/it would percuss
we would percuss
you would percuss
they would percuss
Past Conditional
I would have percussed
you would have percussed
he/she/it would have percussed
we would have percussed
you would have percussed
they would have percussed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.percuss - strike or tap firmly; "the doctor percussed his chest and back"
tap, tip - strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
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Translations

percuss

vt (Med) → perkutieren (spec), → abklopfen
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per·cuss

v. percutir, producir una percusión.
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