succussatory

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

Definition of succussatory

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Succussatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succussatory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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