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 revelation turned out to be Kendall's new partnership with acne treatment company Proactiv. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Kendall Jenner’s 'Most Raw' Story Was About Finally Finding a Treatment for Her Cystic Acne," 7 Jan. 2019 According to Nails magazine, the most common active ingredients found in callus-removing formulas are urea, salicylic acid (which is commonly found in acne treatments) and potassium hydroxide. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "Woman Says She Suffered Horrifying Burns on Her Foot During Salon Pedicure," 7 Nov. 2017 At 21, her acne came back in full force due to a shift in hormones and stress, the latter due to a non-stop fashion show schedule. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Finally Sets the Record Straight on Her Acne—And It’s Empowering," 7 Jan. 2019 In just over a year, her acne has almost completely disappeared. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "This Bachelor Star Says Her Acne Cleared Up Because of These 5 Foods," 21 June 2018 Prevent breakouts After washing your face to open the pores, massage a few drops of castor oil into your skin and rinse in the morning, or spot-treat your acne with castor oil and a cotton swab. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "5 Ways Castor Oil Can Boost The Appearance Of Your Hair And Skin—Plus The Best Organic Brand To Try," 19 July 2017 While the Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask can help prevent acne and other skin issues from occurring, dermatologists admit that at-home LED treatment is still not as powerful as those used by professionals. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "This Is the LED Mask Dermatologists Recommend for Acne-Prone Skin," 8 Jan. 2019 And acne, and having a massive eye with black stitches in it. Nathan Heller, Vogue, "Claire Foy on Becoming a Mother and Trading Her Crown for a Dragon Tattoo," 10 Oct. 2018 Nestlé established its skin-health unit in 2014 after taking full control of Galderma, which added acne and skin-cancer treatment to its portfolio. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, "Nestlé Sharpens Focus on Food and Beverages With Review of Skin-Health Unit," 20 Sep. 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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Dictionary Entries near acne

acmic

acmite

acmonital

acne

acne rosacea

Acnida

Acnidaria

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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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