blain

noun

: an inflammatory swelling or sore

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English blegen; akin to Middle Low German bleine blain, Old English blāwan to blow

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blain was before the 12th century

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“Blain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blain. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

blain

noun

: an inflammatory swelling or sore
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