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folk illnesses (n.)
aire, cir, ciro, empacho, mal hecho, mal ojo, pérdida del alma, pujo, susto
f. a folk treatment with a candle and a glass which creates suction on the skin; often leaves a circular bruise; can be used to remove “aire”; also means flatus