Origin of abscess
OTHER WORDS FROM abscessabscessed, adjectiveun·ab·scessed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abscessabscess , obsess
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How to use abscess in a sentence
Various scratches and cuts line her arms and face; a pus-filled abscess burns on her right arm.
When he finally goes to see a dentist, he learns that he has an abscess: the tooth is rotten, threatening to overtake his jaw.
Rapport, who took the lovers part, had been kept awake all night by an abscess on his finger, and was nearly fainting.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
If he has opened his abscess with a bronze lancet and has made him lose his eye, he shall pay money, half his price.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World|Hammurabi, King of Babylon
The king can be saved by injecting through the ear a remedy which will draw the contents of the abscess through that passage.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
The bulging of the canvas became larger, and was still increasing, like a frightful abscess ready to burst.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The maddest boil, unless it kill you with its torments, does at length burst, and become an abscess.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for abscess
Derived forms of abscessabscessed, adjective
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Cultural definitions for abscess
An inflamed area (see inflammation) in the body tissues that is filled with pus.