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Dictionary entry overview: What does cupping mean?
• CUPPING (noun)
The noun CUPPING has 1 sense:
1. a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
Familiarity information: CUPPING used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("cupping" is a kind of...):
bloodletting (formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine))
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