Definition for TRIP'SIS

TRIP'SIS, n. [Gr. τριψις, friction, the act of rubbing, from τριβω, to rub.]

The process of rubbing and percussing the whole surface of the body, and, at the same time flexing and extending the limbs, and racking the joints, in connection with the use of the hot bath, which is common in Egypt, Turkey, Grcece and Russia, in modern times, and which was practiced by the ancients. It is used in India without the bath. In modern Greek, it is called tripsimon. It is also called shampooing.

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