Cupping-glass

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 8 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.) …

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  • 9 cupping-glass — n. Cup …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 cupping — /kup ing/, n. 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. [1350 1400; ME cuppinge. See… …

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  • 13 cupping — n. application of a cupping glass to draw blood to the surface of the body for relieving internal congestion (Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy) kÊŒp n. small container from which liquids (milk, water, etc.) are drunk; unit of measure (equal… …

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  • 14 cupping —   n. Medicine, drawing blood by causing partial vacuum over surface of skin.    ♦ cupping glass, glass used in this …

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  • 15 cupping — [kup′iŋ] n. the application to the skin of glass cups from which the air has been exhausted, in order to draw the blood to the surface: used, esp. formerly, to treat a variety of illnesses cupper n …

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  • 16 cupping — 1. Formation of a hollow, or cup shaped excavation. 2. Application of a c. glass. SEE ALSO: cup. * * * cup·ping n 1) a technique formerly employed for drawing blood to the surface of the body by application of a glass vessel from which air had… …

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  • 17 glass — A transparent substance composed of silica and oxides of various bases. [A.S. glaes] cover g. a thin g. disk or plate covering an object examined under the microscope. SYN: coverslip. Crookes g. a spectacle lens combined with …

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  • 18 cupping — A procedure in which a rounded glass cup is warmed and placed upside down over an area of the body, creating suction that holds the cup to the skin. Cupping increases the flow of blood. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is also thought to… …

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  • 19 cupping — noun Date: 14th century an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat …

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  • 20 cupping — noun A traditional therapeutic treatment in which heated glass cups were applied to the skin, supposedly to draw blood towards the surface …

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