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- simple past tense and past participle of
- (medicine) Affected by an abscess. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- The sore was abscessed and filled with pus.
- ^ “abscessed” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 8.