(In preparing homeopathic remedies) shake (a solution) vigorously: a drop of 1 c solution is diluted and then succussed again
More example sentences
- Then he used some of this mother tincture to make the final remedy by diluting and vigorously shaking (succussing) it in water over and over again.
- This is succussed and the resulting solution is known as the first potency.
- The mother tincture is precisely diluted again, and shaken (‘succussed’).
mid 19th century: from Latin succuss- 'shaken', from the verb succutere, from sub- 'away' + quatere 'to shake'.
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- According to contemporary investigation, the processes of succussion or trituration disturb the atomic state of a drug substance by jolting electron (negative charge) out of its orbit.
- The liquid sound is then further energised by succussion (shaking vigorously).
- The curative agent must be ‘potentized’ by a series of dilutions and ‘succussions’, such that not even a molecule of the original substance remains in the ‘remedy.’
Definition of succuss in:
- The US English dictionary