succus suc·cus (sŭk’əs)
n. pl. suc·ci (sŭk’ī, -sī)
A fluid, such as gastric juice or vegetable juice, contained in or secreted by living tissue. No longer in technical use.
verb (used with object) 1. to shake up; shake. 2. Medicine/Medical. to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere. verb 1. (med) to shake (a patient) to detect the sound of fluid in the thoracic or another bodily cavity 2. (rare) to shake, esp with […]
adjective 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities. 4. (used with omission of an indication of comparison) of […]
or such-and-such adjective 1. definite or particular, but not named or specified: They turned out to be such and such kind of people. noun 2. something or someone not specified: if such and such should happen. such and such Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a […]
- Such as it is
In the form that it has, which is not very good but all that’s available, as in Of course you can stay for supper, such as it is. This expression is generally used apologetically, indicating that the item in question isn’t very good or worth much. [ Late 1300s ]