- an archaic word for abscess
Word Origin for impostume
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Historical Examples of impostume
Hence Catullus resentment against Nonius, whom he calls the botch, or impostume of the State.
What difference is there between a Tumour and an Impostume or Abcess?The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
July 31, 1677, I sold my bokes to Mr. Littlebury, scilicet when my impostume in my heade did breake.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)