Cupping glass
Cupping 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 abscess. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cupping glass — noun : a small glass cup in which a partial vacuum is produced for cupping * * * a glass vessel, used in cupping, in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat. [1535 45] * * * cupping glass, a glass vessel in which a partial vacuum is created …   Useful english dictionary

  • cupping glass — glass used in cupping therapy, evacuated glass used to draw blood to the surface of the body for relieving internal congestion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cupping-glass — glass used in cupping therapy, evacuated glass used to draw blood to the surface of the body for relieving internal congestion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cupping-glass — cuppˈing glass noun A glass vessel used in cupping • • • Main Entry: ↑cup …   Useful english dictionary

  • cupping glass — a glass vessel, used in cupping, in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • cupping glass — /ˈkʌpɪŋ glas/ (say kuping glahs) noun a glass vessel in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat, used in cupping …   Australian English dictionary

  • cupping glass — a small vessel from which the air has been or can be exhausted, applied to the body in the practice of cupping (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

  • cupping-glass — n. Cup …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Cupping — 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 abscess. [1913 Webster] {Cupping glass}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupping — noun 1. the process of drawing blood from the body by scarification and the application of a cupping glass, or by the application of a cupping glass without scarification, as for relieving internal congestion. 2. → coffee cupping …   Australian English dictionary

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