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ac·u·punc·ture

acupuncture

 
pronunciation:
ae kyu puhngk chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice of relieving pain or curing a disease by putting needles into certain parts of the body. Acupuncture is a traditional way to treat disease in China.
 
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The word acupuncture contains the following parts:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour
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pung, punct, point Latin root that means prick, sharp
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.