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Definition of cupping noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cupping

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkʌpɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a way of treating pain by putting special cups on the skin and heating them so that the flow of blood to the skin increases She had acupuncture and cupping for the pain in her back. cupping, massage and other therapies
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