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abscess

ab·scess

abscess

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb ses
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a collection of pus in body tissue, usu. surrounded by an inflamed area.
The abscess near the tooth was successfully treated with antibiotics.
similar words:
boil, canker
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: abscessed, abscesses, abscessing
definition: to develop an abscess.
derivation: abscessed (adj.)