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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A pus-filled cavity on the body, usually formed after an injury.

Usage examples (33)
  • An abscess formed when they pulled Mark's infected tooth.
  • An abscess is a collection of infected fluid (pus).
  • However, brain abscess as a complication of stroke has never been reported.
  • Along with those possibilities, I would allow “brain abscess” as not implausible. for more
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