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A swelling containing pus; an abscess.‘an impostume in his breast’‘the patient was dangerously ill of an imposthume’
Late Middle English: from Old French empostume, alteration of apostume, from Latin and Greek apostema ‘separation of pus into an abscess’, from Greek apostēnai ‘withdraw’.
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