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Definition of "imposthume" [im•post•hume]

  • An abscess (noun)
  • To form an abscess (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "imposthume" in a sentence
  • "When I first took this task in hand, et quod ait [60] ille, impellents genio negotium suscepi, this I aimed at; [61] vel ut lenirem animum scribendo, to ease my mind by writing; for I had gravidum cor, foetum caput, a kind of imposthume in my head, which I was very desirous to be unladen of, and could imagine no fitter evacuation than this."
  • "Skippon, in the early part of the last century, reports the discharge of the bones of a fetus through an "imposthume" in the groin."
  • "The poor doctor hastened home, half dead with fear, and was put to bed in the apprehension of a new imposthume; instead of which, he found himself exceedingly recruited in his spirits, and his appetite much mended."