impostume

noun

im·​pos·​tume im-ˈpäs-ˌchüm How to pronounce impostume (audio)
variants or imposthume
archaic

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of impostume was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Impostume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impostume. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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