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Meaning of CUPPING

Pronunciation:  'kuping

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface

CUPPING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: bloodletting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cup"ping\ (k?p"p?ng), n. (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

{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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the use of warmed glass jars to create suction on certain points of the body.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, leeching, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, pumping, siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping, venesection