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Meaning of PIMPLE

Pronunciation:  'pimpul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

PIMPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hickey
 See Also: acne, papule, pustule, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pim"ple\, n. [AS. p[=i]pelian to blister; cf. L. papula
1. (Med.) Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle,
   whether going on to suppuration or not. ``All eyes can see
   a pimple on her nose.'' --Pope.

2. Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple. ``A pimple
   that portends a future sprout.'' --Cowper.

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