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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•scessˈæb sɛs(n.)

  1. a localized accumulation of pus in a body tissue.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of abscess:

1535–45; < L abscessus a going away, abscess =absced-, var. s. of abscēdere to go away, separate off, form an abscess (abs-abs - +cēdere; see cede ) +-tus suffix of v. action


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscessed(adj)

    infected and filled with pus

    "an abscessed tooth"


  1. abscessed(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an abscess.

    The sore was abscessed and filled with pus.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1846.


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