pung-, punc-, punct-

(Latin: pungere, punctum to strike, to hit, to punch, to pierce, to puncture, to point, to sting, to bite; a dot, a mark; a point, a sharp point, a pinpoint)

These vocabulary roots have developed a confusing family of words which, on the surface, do not seem to be related; however, the entries in this unit really are derived from the roots and the meanings that appear in the headings of this unit.

disappointingly (adverb), more disappointingly, most disappointingly
disappointment (s) (noun) disappointments (pl)
electroacupuncture (s) (noun) electroacupunctures (pl)
1. A form of piercing using low frequency electrically stimulated needles to produce a painless procedure in order to treat certain ailments.
2. A procedure for relief of pain or spasticity consisting of electrical stimulation through an electrode needle, which usually is inserted into the vicinity of a nerve.
electroacupuncture after Voll , EAV
A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the measurement of the electrical characteristics of acupoints (specific sites for needle insertions), the results being used to determine a specific remedy based on the diagnosed research.

The term was named for Dr. Reinhold Voll, who in 1939, started to apply electroacupuncture in his medical practice and in 1953, together with engineer F. Verner, started to develop his special method of electroacupuncture.

Electroacupuncture, also known as electroacupuncture according to Voll (EAV), electrodermal screening (EDS), bioelectric functions diagnosis (BFD), bio resonance therapy (BRT), or bio-energy regulatory technique (BER), is a controversial alternative medicine method of using electrodiagnostic devices to diagnose and to treat "energy imbalance" often using homeopathic products, first used by Reinhold Voll by combining acupuncture with galvanometer (detects, measures, and determines the direction of a small electric current) in 1958.

electronic calculating-punch machine (s) (noun), electronic calculating-punch machines (pl)
A card-handling machine that reads a hole in a card and performs a number of sequential operations; as well as, indicates the results on the card.
electropuncture (s) (noun), electropunctures (pl)
The use of needles as electrodes during surgery.
expugn (verb), expugns; expugned; expugning
To take by force; to storm; to overcome or to conquer: The police were making efforts to expugn the city of criminals.
expunction (s) (noun), expunctions (pl)
The act of erasing or the condition of being erased: The judge decided on the expunction of the records of the crime against the innocent victim.
expunge (verb), expunges; expunged; expunging
1. To erase or to strike out: Gregory’s name was expunged and deleted from the first list and added to the second list of applicants.
2. To eliminate completely; to annihilate: The old shed was expunged and destroyed and later there was no trace of it in the garden because of all the flowers and bushes that were planted in that spot.
To obliterate or to wipe out.
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To blot out words as with a pen.
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To delete or to cancel.
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expunger (s) (noun), expungers (pl)
filipuncture (s) (noun), filipunctures (pl)
A former method of treating aneurysm by inserting wire threads, hair, or the like to promote coagulation.
galvanopuncture (s) (noun), galvanopunctures (pl)
The use of low frequency electrically stimulated needles to produce analgesia and anesthesia in order to treat certain diseases: electroacupuncture.
herniopuncture (s) (noun), herniopunctures (pl)
A surgical procedure in which a hole is made in a hernia sac.
ignipuncture (s) (noun), ignipunctures (pl)
1. Therapeutic puncture with hot needles.
2. Puncture with a white-hot styliform cautery.
impact (s) (noun), impacts (pl)
1. A physical force; such as, a collision.
2. An influence or a significant effect: Snow and ice that has been going on in many parts of the U.S. have had a big impact on driving conditions.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "sour, sharp": acerb-; aceto-; acid-; acies- (not "sour"); acuto- (not "sour"); oxy-.