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  • uncountable noun acne If someone has acne, they have a skin condition which causes a lot of spots on their face and neck. 3
  • noun acne a chronic skin disease common in adolescence, involving inflammation of the sebaceous glands and characterized by pustules on the face, neck, and upper trunk 3
  • noun acne a common, chronic skin disease, esp. among adolescents and young adults, characterized by inflammation of the sebaceous apparatus, usually causing pimples on the face, back, and chest 3
  • noun acne skin condition: spots, pimples 1
  • noun acne The occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers. 1
  • noun acne an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, especially on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring. 1
  • noun acne (pathology) A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection. 0
  • noun acne A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition. 0
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