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- v. To shake with vigor.
- v. specifically to shake a patient to detect fluids or air in the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake suddenly for any purpose, as to elicit a splashing sound in pneumothorax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
From Latin succutere ("to shake up"), from sub- + quatere ("to shake"). (Wiktionary)