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Definitions of abscess

  1. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A collection of purulent matter within some tissue of the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A deep mattery tumor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A collection of pus in a tissue of the body; a tumor; boil. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for abscess

  1. And, besides, it's silly, because the doctor said it was an abscess nothing else. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. As soon as the abscess breaks, wash with an infusion of raspberry leaves, and if a watery discharge continues, wash with an infusion of white oak bark. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
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