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issue

[ ish-oo or, esp. British, is-yoo ]
/ ˈɪʃ u or, esp. British, ˈɪs yu /
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noun

verb (used with object), is·sued, is·su·ing.

verb (used without object), is·sued, is·su·ing.

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issn, issp, issuable, issuance, issuant, issue, issue par, issue price, issuing house, issus, issyk-kul

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Origin of issue

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French: place or passage out; Old French (e)issue < Vulgar Latin *exūta, noun use of feminine of *exūtus, Latin exitus exit1; (v.) Middle English issuen, derivative of the noun, or < Middle French, Old French (e)issu, past participle of issir to go out (≪ Latin exīre); see exit2
SYNONYMS FOR issue
5, 7 crux.
25 See emerge.
28 flow, emanate, arise, spring.
29 ensue.
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British Dictionary definitions for issue

issue

/ (ˈɪʃuː, ˈɪsjuː) /

noun

verb -sues, -suing or -sued

Derived Formsissueless, adjectiveissuer, noun

Word Origin for issue

C13: from Old French eissue way out, from eissir to go out, from Latin exīre, from ex- 1 + īre to go
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for issue

issue

[ ĭshōō ]

n.

A discharge, as of blood or pus.
A lesion, a wound, or an ulcer that produces a discharge of this sort.
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Idioms and Phrases with issue

issue


see at issue; take issue with.

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