succussatory

adjective suc·cus·sa·to·ry \səˈkəsəˌtōrē\

Definition of succussatory

  1. :  characterized by up-and-down vibrations of short amplitude —used of an earthquake — compare sussultatory

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Origin and Etymology of succussatory

obsolete English succussation shaking, succussion (from Medieval Latin succussation-, succussatio, from Latin succussatus —past participle of succussare, frequentative of succutire to throw up from below—+ -ion-, -io -ion) + English -ory


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