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acupuncture


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acupuncture  \Ac`u*punc"ture\,  n.  [L.  acus  needle  +  punctura  a 
  pricking,  fr  pungere  to  prick:  cf  F.  acuponcture.] 
  Pricking  with  a  needle;  a  needle  prick.  Specifically  (Med.): 
  The  insertion  of  needles  into  the  living  tissues  for  remedial 
  purposes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acupuncture  \Ac`u*punc"ture\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  with  acupuncture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acupuncture 
  n  :  (Chinese)  treatment  of  pain  or  disease  by  inserting  the  tips 
  of  needles  at  specific  points  on  the  skin  [syn:  {stylostixis}] 




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