Percussive vs Percuss - What's the difference?

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Percussive is a related term of percuss.


As an adjective percussive

is characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.

As a verb percuss is

to strike; to hit; to knock; to deliver a blow to.

percussive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something
  • He massaged her shoulders with a gentle percussive action.
    ''His technical skills were limited to performing percussive maintenance: hitting malfunctioning equipment in the hope that it will then work.
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    percuss

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To strike; to hit; to knock; to deliver a blow to.
  • Solid bodies, if they be very softly percussed , give no sound.
  • To impact.
  • Falling on the roof of the caravan, the hailstones percussed noisily.
  • (transitive, chiefly, medicine) To attempt to divine the location or other quality of something by tapping on (an overlying surface).
  • The doctor percussed his chest to determine whether he had pneumonia.
  • (transitive, chiefly, medicine) To attempt to divine the location or other quality of (something) by tapping on an overlying surface.
  • Percussing a patient's spleen is best done while he is on his back.

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