Tractoration
Tractoration \Trac`to*ra"tion\, n. See {Perkinism}. [1913 Webster]

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  • tractoration — trac·to·ra·tion …   English syllables

  • tractoration — ˌ ̷ ̷təˈrāshən noun ( s) archaic : a technique of therapy first used about 1796 by Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Conn., consisting in the operation of drawing over an affected part the points of two small rods of different metals, and held to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perkinism — Per kin*ism, n. (Med.) A remedial treatment, by drawing the pointed extremities of two rods, each of a different metal, over the affected part; tractoration, first employed by Dr. Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Conn. See {Metallotherapy}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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