cupping

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cupping (plural cuppings)

  1. (medicine, archaic) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot.
  2. (medicine, archaic) A similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess.
  3. (medicine) Fire cupping, a traditional therapeutic treatment called in which heated cupping glasses are applied to the skin, supposedly to draw blood towards the surface.
  4. The taking of a small amount of a beverage such as tea or coffee into the mouth in order to taste it; a session where this is done.

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cupping

  1. Present participle of cup.