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manipulate

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transitive verb ma·nip·u·late \mə-ˈnip-yə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of manipulate

ma·nip·u·lat·edma·nip·u·lat·ing

  1. 1:  to treat or operate with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner <manipulate the fragments of a broken bone into correct position>

  2. 2a:  to manage or utilize skillfullyb:  to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage

  3. ma·nip·u·la·tive \-ˈnip-yə-ˌlāt-iv, -lət-\play play adjective
    ma·nip·u·la·tive·ness noun





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