browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
cupping

more about cupping

cupping


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cup  \Cup\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cupped}  (k[u^]pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cupping}.] 
  1.  To  supply  with  cups  of  wine.  [R.] 
 
  Cup  us  till  the  world  go  round.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  To  apply  a  cupping  apparatus  to  to  subject  to  the 
  operation  of  cupping.  See  {Cupping}. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  To  make  concave  or  in  the  form  of  a  cup;  as  to 
  cup  the  end  of  a  screw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cupping 
  n  :  a  treatment  in  which  evacuated  cups  are  applied  to  the  skin 
  to  draw  blood  through  the  surface 




more about cupping