Per*cuss" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Percussed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Percussing.] [L. percussus, p.p. of percutere; per + quatere to shake, strike. See Quash.]

To strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss the chest in medical examination.

Flame percussed by air giveth a noise. Bacon.


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Per*cuss", v. i. Med.

To strike or tap in an examination by percussion. See Percussion, 3.



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