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Related to succuss: Umbriferous
to shake up; shake
Not to be confused with:
success – favorable or prosperous outcome; attainment of wealth, position, fame, etc.
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
Past participle: succussed