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sore

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adjective \ˈsō(ə)r, ˈsȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of sore

sor·ersor·est

  1. :  causing, characterized by, or affected with pain :  painful <sore muscles> <a sore wound>

  2. sore·ly adverb
    sore·ness noun




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sore

noun

Medical Definition of sore

  1. :  a localized sore spot on the body; especially :  one (as an ulcer) with the tissues ruptured or abraded and usually with infection





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