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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-ses]
    • /ˈæb sɛs/
    • /ˈæbsest/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-ses]
    • /ˈæb sɛs/

Definitions of abscessed word

  • noun abscessed a localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria. 1
  • noun abscessed Simple past tense and past participle of abscess. 1
  • adjective abscessed (medicine) Affected by an abscess. 0

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Origin of abscessed

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin abscessus a going away, abscess, equivalent to absced-, variant stem of abscēdere to go away, separate off, form an abscess (abs- abs- + cēdere; see cede) + -tus suffix of v. action, with -dt- > -ss-

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Parts of speech for Abscessed


abscessed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

abscessed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abscessed

adj abscessed

  • aching — causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back.
  • inflamed — to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
  • uncomfortable — causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
  • tender — soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

adjective abscessed

  • septic — pertaining to or of the nature of sepsis; infected.

Antonyms for abscessed

adj abscessed

  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • delighted — If you are delighted, you are extremely pleased and excited about something.
  • pleased — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • easy — not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.

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