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A small hard inflamed spot on the skin.
spot, pustule, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, blisteracneplookwhitehead, zitcomedopapule, bleb, blain, whelkView synonyms
- ‘Some of these pimples contain pus and appear as small white bumps.’
- ‘He reported that in the wake of the air strikes on fishing villages, people found that their bodies had large pimples and boils.’
- ‘Lesions or pimples develop as a result of the skin's being irritated.’
- ‘Symptoms of rosacea include skin redness and pimples on the nose, chin, cheeks or forehead.’
- ‘His body was covered in boils and scars and pimples and it was a truly disgusting monster.’
- ‘Clay masks cover similar ground as exfoliators by cleaning pores, but they also smooth your skin and dry out pimples.’
- ‘My skin was not absent of blemishes, I had a pimple on my cheek and a scar on my chin.’
- ‘Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.’
- ‘These infections may be mild such as pimples or boils or serious, for example infection of the bloodstream, bones or joints.’
- ‘Dry skin, pimples, cramping during exercise and strongly coloured urine can also be the result of dehydration.’
- ‘Another strain of the bacterium staphylococcus aureus already lives on the skin of a third of the population but rarely causes anything more serious than pimples or boils.’
- ‘Any infection in this area, as from a pimple or boil in the nostril or on the upper lip or nose, may cause a local tissue inflammation known as cellulitis.’
- ‘With inflammatory acne, the whiteheads become overloaded with bacteria and swell, producing pimples and pustules.’
- ‘He was the kind of guy who never had to worry about acne and pimples because he never had them.’
- ‘You've learned the hard way that picking pimples can leave small scars or even big crater-like ones.’
- ‘I love to pop pimples or boils or blisters especially when they reside on a body other than my own.’
- ‘When your skin is tan, pimples may seem better because the redness is harder to see.’
- ‘Do you want an overweight guy with scars and pimples who lives out of a cardboard box?’
- ‘After Liu asked the man about his own health condition, he rolled up his sleeve and showed her pimples on his own skin.’
- ‘Yes, spots, pimples and cold sores are less important than bad breath or missing teeth.’
Middle English: related to Old English piplian break out in pustules.
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