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acupuncture

ac·u·punc·ture

acupuncture

pronunciation:
ae kyu puhngk chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice of relieving pain or curing a disease by putting needles into certain parts of the body. Acupuncture is a traditional way to treat disease in China.
 
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The word acupuncture contains the following parts:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour