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“abscess” in British English

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abscessnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæb.ses/ us /ˈæb.ses/

a painful swollen area on or in the body that contains pus (= thick, yellow liquid):

She had an abscess on her gum.

(Definition of “abscess” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“abscess” in American English

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abscessnoun [ C ]

us /ˈæb·ses/

a painful, swollen area in the body that contains pus (= a thick, yellow liquid)

(Definition of “abscess” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)