redness

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English reednes, rednesse, from Old English rēadnes (redness), equivalent to red +‎ -ness.

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redness (countable and uncountable, plural rednesses)

  1. The quality of being red in color.
    Nancy Reagan is famous for the redness of her wardrobe.
  2. A red discoloration.
    Redness and swelling are associated with certain superficial infections.

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