Meaning of “acupuncture” in the English Dictionary

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"acupuncture" in British English

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acupuncturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæk.jə.pʌŋk.tʃər/ us /ˈæk.jə.pʌŋk.tʃɚ/

a treatment for pain or illness in which thin needles are positioned just under the surface of the skin at special points around the body:

Acupuncture originated in China.

(Definition of “acupuncture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acupuncture" in American English

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acupuncturenoun [ U ]

us /ˈæk·jəˌpʌŋk·tʃər/

a treatment for pain and illness in which special needles are put into the skin at particular positions

(Definition of “acupuncture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)