ventuse
Ventouse Ven"touse, v. t. & i. To cup; to use a cupping glass. [Obs.] [Written also {ventuse}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ventuse — Ven tuse, v. t. & i. See {Ventouse}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ventuse — variant of ventose v. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ventouse — Ven touse, v. t. & i. To cup; to use a cupping glass. [Obs.] [Written also {ventuse}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ventouse — 1. ventouse [ vɑ̃tuz ] n. f. • 1314; venteuse 1256; lat. méd. ventosa (cucurbita) « (courge) pleine d air » 1 ♦ Petite cloche de verre appliquée sur la peau après qu on y a raréfié l air, pour provoquer une révulsion. Poser des ventouses à un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ventouse delivery — /ˈvɛntuz dəlɪvəri/ (say ventoohz duhlivuhree) noun an instrumental delivery of a baby using a vacuum attachment to the head. Compare forceps delivery. {obsolete surgical term ventuse a cupping glass; Old French, from Italian, from Latin ventosa,… …   Australian English dictionary

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