abscess

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abscessus (a going away; gathering of humors, abscess), from abscēdō (go away, depart), from abs (away from) + cēdō (go). See cede.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæbˌsɛs/, /ˈæbˌsɪs/
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Noun[edit]

abscess (plural abscesses)

  1. A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]

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abscess (third-person singular simple present abscesses, present participle abscessing, simple past and past participle abscessed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a pus filled cavity typically from an infection.

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  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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Noun[edit]

abscess c

  1. abscess

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