impostume

noun
im·​pos·​tume | \ im-ˈpäs-ˌchüm How to pronounce impostume (audio) \
variants: or imposthume \ im-​ˈpäs-​ˌthüm How to pronounce imposthume (audio) , -​ˌthyüm \

Definition of impostume

archaic

First Known Use of impostume

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for impostume

Middle English emposteme, ultimately from Greek apostēma, from aphistanai to remove, from apo- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand

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