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"abscess" in British English

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abscessnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæb.ses/
a ​painfulswollenarea on or in the ​body that ​contains pus (= ​thick, ​yellowliquid): She had an abscess on her ​gum.
(Definition of abscess from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abscessnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæb·ses/
a ​painful, ​swollenarea in the ​body that ​containspus (= a ​thick, ​yellowliquid)
(Definition of abscess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abscess”
in Korean 종양…
in Arabic خُرّاج…
in Malaysian bengkak…
in French abcès…
in Russian нарыв…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膿腫…
in Italian ascesso…
in Turkish vücudun yaralı bir yerinde su toplanması, apse…
in Polish ropień, wrzód…
in Spanish absceso…
in Vietnamese áp xe…
in Portuguese abcesso…
in Thai ฝี…
in German der Abszeß…
in Catalan abscés…
in Japanese 膿瘍(のうよう), 腫れ物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脓肿…
in Indonesian bengkak…
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