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Meaning of PERCUSS

Pronunciation:  pur'kus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  strike or tap firmly; "the doctor percussed his chest and back"
 

PERCUSS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: tap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Per*cuss"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Percussed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Percussing}.] [L. percussus, p. p. of percutere; per
    + quatere to shake, strike. See {Quash}.]
    To strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss
    the chest in medical examination.
    
          Flame percussed by air giveth a noise.   --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Per*cuss"\, v. i. (Med.)
    To strike or tap in an examination by percussion. See
    {Percussion}, 3. --Quain.
    
    
 

 

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