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impostume

noun im·pos·tume \im-ˈpäs-ˌchüm\

Definition of IMPOSTUME

archaic
:  abscess

Variants of IMPOSTUME

im·pos·tume or im·pos·thume \-ˌthüm, -ˌthyüm\

Origin of IMPOSTUME

Middle English emposteme, ultimately from Greek apostēma, from aphistanai to remove, from apo- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century

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