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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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