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Related to succuss: Umbriferous
to shake up; shake
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success – favorable or prosperous outcome; attainment of wealth, position, fame, etc.
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1. (Medicine) med to shake (a patient) to detect the sound of fluid in the thoracic or another bodily cavity
2. rare to shake, esp with sudden force
[C17: from Latin succussus flung aloft, from succutere to toss up, from sub- from below + quatere to shake]
succussion, succussation n
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Past participle: succussed
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|Verb||1.||succuss - shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)|
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