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 for Cupping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cup \Cup\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Cupping.]
     1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]
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              Cup us, till the world go round.      --Shak.
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     2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the
        operation of cupping. See Cupping.
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     3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to
        cup the end of a screw.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cupping \Cup"ping\ (k?p"p?ng), n. (Med.)
     The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the
     person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also,
     sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an
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     Cupping glass, a glass cup in which a partial vacuum is
        produced by heat, in the process of cupping.
     Dry cupping, the application of a cupping instrument
        without scarification, to draw blood to the surface,
        produce counter irritation, etc.
     Wet cupping, the operation of drawing blood by the
        application of a cupping instrument after scarification.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin
           to draw blood through the surface

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "cupping":
     aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, drafting, drainage,
     draining, drawing, emptying, leeching, milking, phlebotomy,
     pipetting, pumping, siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping,

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