What does the word cupping mean?

Usage examples for cupping

  1. So poor Barty had the seton put in by a kind of barber- surgeon, and was told how to dress it night and morning; got his medicines and his dry- cupping apparatus, and went off to Blankenberghe quite hopeful. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  2. Cupping down over this was a glass bell, about eight feet high, suspended from the roof. – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst

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