Meaning of abscess: The dictionary definition of “abscess” is a noun that refers to a swollen area within body tissue, containing an accumulation of pus, often caused by infection.

Use cases:

  1. Medical context: Describing a localized infection characterized by a collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue.

    Example: The dentist drained the abscess from the patient’s gum.

  2. Veterinary context: Referring to similar infections in animals.

    Example: The veterinarian treated the abscess on the dog’s paw.


  1. He had to undergo surgery to drain the abscess in his abdomen.
  2. The wound developed into an abscess after becoming infected.
  3. The abscess on his arm was painful and required antibiotics.

Related words:

  • Infection
  • Pus
  • Swelling
  • Boil
  • Ulcer

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