manipulation

noun

ma·​nip·​u·​la·​tion mə-ˌnip-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce manipulation (audio)
1
: the act, process, or an instance of manipulating especially a body part by manual examination and treatment
especially : adjustment of faulty structural relationships by manual means (as in the reduction of fractures or dislocations or the breaking down of adhesions)
2
: the condition of being manipulated
vulnerability to psychological manipulationM. W. Straight

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“Manipulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/manipulation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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