acne

noun
ac·ne | \ˈak-nē \

Definition of acne 

: a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

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Other Words from acne

acned \-nēd \ adjective

Examples of acne in a Sentence

a teenager with bad acne

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The product—which includes a peel, neutralizer, and mask—is described as a fit for those with normal, oily, and acne-prone skin. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "The Acne Treatment The Bachelor's Ashley Iaconetti Swears By for Stubborn Chin Breakouts," 27 June 2018 However, these medications are very drying and are therefore not the best choices for dry, acne-prone skin. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "How to choose a skin cleanser," 18 June 2018 The big cats are in dire need of better protection from the black market trade in their body parts, mainly to China, for use as traditional medicine to treat everything from malaria to acne. National Geographic, "New Alarm System May Stop Poachers In Their Tracks," 27 Apr. 2018 This can also be a side effect for some anti-inflammatories (pain killers), antihistamines (allergy medications), antibiotics, diuretics, as well as some drugs taken for acne, fungal infections, heart problems, and diabetes. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meds leave mentally ill vulnerable during rising temps, so take care with the Milwaukee-area heat wave," 29 June 2018 Others with more benign ailments, such as acne, faced higher rates. Sarah Gantz, Philly.com, "Ever been depressed? Had cancer? Preexisting conditions can define your future," 28 June 2018 The site included a blog that featured writing from Owens on a variety of topics including anorexia, acne, breakups and dating — and occasionally politics. NBC News, "YouTube tested, Trump approved: How Candace Owens suddenly became the loudest voice on the far right," 23 June 2018 Other company products were recommended for acne, to stimulate production of stem cells, to reduce tartar buildup and to promote healthy circulation, the FDA letter says. Lois Norder, ajc, "Peachtree City company warned about promoting unapproved drugs," 15 June 2018 Such prescriptions can be an effective form of treatment for chronic acne, but taking them for longer periods of time can potentially result in serious implications. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "Spironolactone Might Be an Alternative to Taking Antibiotics for Acne," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of acne

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acne

borrowed from New Latin acnē, acna, borrowed from Late Greek aknḗ "eruption on the face," manuscript variant of akmḗ, literally, "point" — more at acme

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acne

noun

English Language Learners Definition of acne

medical : a condition in which the skin on a person's face, neck, etc., has many small, swollen spots (called pimples)

acne

noun
ac·ne | \ˈak-nē \

Kids Definition of acne

: a skin condition in which pimples and blackheads are present

acne

noun
ac·ne | \ˈak-nē \

Medical Definition of acne 

: a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

Other Words from acne

acned \-nēd \ adjective

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