- 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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.