Abscess (noun)

  1. A localized collection of pus that forms in tissues, organs, or spaces in the body, often as a result of an infection.
  2. A swollen area filled with pus, typically caused by a bacterial infection.


From latin abscessus, meaning "a going away".


  1. He was diagnosed with a dental abscess and needed to have it drained.
  2. The abscess was located deep in her tonsils and had to be removed surgically.
  3. The patient had a skin abscess that needed to be lanced and drained.
  4. The abscess in her lung was caused by a bacterial infection.
  5. If left untreated, an abscess can become serious and cause serious complication.
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