percuss definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To strike or touch securely, such as health percussion: a doctor percussed the individual's chest.
    • To hit wisely; to hit upon or against.
  • verb:
    • To hit; going to; to knock; to produce a blow to.
    • To influence.
    • to try to divine the place or any other top-notch something by tapping on (an overlying surface).
    • to try and divine the area or any other quality of (some thing) by tapping on an overlying surface.
    • attack or tap solidly
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To strike or touch in an examination by percussion. See percussion, 3.
  • others:
    • To hit against so as to shake or give a shock to; hit.
    • particularly, in medicine: To tap or hit for diagnostic reasons. See percussion, 4 .
    • To tap or strike for therapeutie purposes. See percussion, 4 .

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