Meaning of succuss in English:


Pronunciation /s??k?s/


[with object]
  • (in preparing homeopathic remedies) shake (a solution) vigorously.

    ‘a drop of 1 c solution is diluted and then succussed again’
    • ‘Then he used some of this mother tincture to make the final remedy by diluting and vigorously shaking (succussing) it in water over and over again.’
    • ‘This is succussed and the resulting solution is known as the first potency.’
    • ‘The mother tincture is precisely diluted again, and shaken (‘succussed’).’
    • ‘Each treatment bottle contains only a couple of drops of the Mother Tincture topped up with more water and succussed again.’


Mid 19th century from Latin succuss- ‘shaken’, from the verb succutere, from sub- ‘away’ + quatere ‘to shake’.