Succussive
Succussive Suc*cus"sive, a. Characterized by a shaking motion, especially an up and down movement, and not merely tremulous oscillation; as, the succussive motion in earthquakes. [1913 Webster]

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  • succussive — suc·cus·sive …   English syllables

  • succussive — ˈkəsiv adjective Etymology: Latin succussus (past participle of succutere) + English ive : succussatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • suc|cus|sa|to|ry — «suh KUHS uh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = succussive. (Cf. ↑succussive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • succuss — succussion /seuh kush euhn/, n. succussive, adj. /seuh kus /, v.t. 1. to shake up; shake. 2. Med. to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere. [1860 65; < L succussus (ptp. of succutere to toss up) …   Universalium

  • aspen — Synonyms and related words: chattering, palsied, quaking, quavering, quavery, quivering, quivery, shaking, shaky, shivering, shivery, shuddering, succussatory, succussive, trembling, trembly, tremulous, vibrating, wobbly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • palsied — Synonyms and related words: allergic, anemic, anile, apoplectic, arthritic, aspen, bilious, cancerous, chattering, chlorotic, colicky, consumptive, crabbed, debilitated, decrepit, doddered, doddering, doddery, dropsical, dyspeptic, edematous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quaking — Synonyms and related words: agitation, ague, aquiver, aspen, bumpiness, chattering, chills of fear, chorea, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, creeps, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, fear and trembling, fidgetiness, fidgets, fits and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quavering — Synonyms and related words: ague, aspen, blurred, breathy, bumpiness, chattering, choked, choking, chorea, cold shivers, croaking, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, drawling, drawly, dysphonic, fidgetiness, fidgets, fits and starts, flutter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quivering — Synonyms and related words: aflicker, agitated, ague, all shook up, all overish, anxious, apprehensive, aquiver, aspen, bickering, blinking, bumpiness, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, dance, dancing, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shaking — Synonyms and related words: agitated, ague, all shook up, all overish, aquiver, aspen, blurred, brandish, brandishing, breathy, bumpiness, chattering, choked, choking, chorea, cold shivers, croaking, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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