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acupuncture

ac·u·punc·ture

acupuncture

pronunciation:
ae kyu puhngk chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a traditional Chinese practice of pricking certain parts of the body with fine needles to relieve pain or cure disease.
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acupunctured, acupunctures, acupuncturing
definition: to perform acupuncture on.
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The word acupuncture contains the following parts:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour