pimple

  • 1 Pimple — Pim ple, n. [AS. p[=i]pelian to blister; cf. L. papula pimple.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A swelling or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 pimple — pimple, darle al pimple expr. beber. ❙ «...le daba requetebien al pimple y no perdonaba ocasión de mojar las tragaderas.» Ramón Ayerra, La lucha inútil, ❙ ▄▀ «¿Desde cuando le das tú al pimple?» …

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  • 3 pimple — [pɛ̃pl] n. m. ÉTYM. 1839; p. ê. du rad. pimp (→ Pimpant), qui a donné de nombreux mots dial. de plantes et d animaux. ❖ ♦ Insecte hyménoptère destructeur de chenilles (famille des Ichneumonidés). ➪ tableau Classification des insectes …

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  • 4 pimple — (n.) c.1400, of unknown origin, perhaps related to O.E. pipligende having shingles. Related: Pimples …

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  • 5 pimple — *abscess, boil, furuncle, carbuncle, pustule …

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  • 6 pimple — [n] small swelling on the skin abscess, acne, beauty spot, blackhead, blemish, blister, boil, bump, carbuncle, caruncle, excrescence, furuncle, hickey*, inflammation, lump, papula, papule, pustule, spot, whitehead, zit*; concept 306 …

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  • 7 pimple — ► NOUN ▪ a small, hard inflamed spot on the skin. DERIVATIVES pimpled adjective pimply adjective. ORIGIN related to an Old English word meaning «break out in pustules» …

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  • 8 pimple — [pim′pəl] n. [ME pinplis (pl.), nasalized < OE piplian, to break out in pimples] any small, rounded, usually inflamed swelling of the skin; papule or pustule …

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  • 9 Pimple — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|R|23|8|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|709.8 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = A pimple is a result of a blockage of the skin s pore. It can be a pustule or …

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  • 10 pimple — noun /ˈpɪmp(ə)l/ a) An inflamed (raised and colored) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus. I had to pop that embarrassing pimple, it was huge and red and on the tip of my nose. b) An annoying person. Hes such …

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  • 11 pimple — UK [ˈpɪmp(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms pimple : singular pimple plural pimples a small red lump on your skin, especially on your face Derived words: pimpled adjective pimply adjective Word forms pimply : adjective pimply comparative… …

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  • 12 pimple — noun Etymology: Middle English pymple; akin to Old English piplian to break out in pimples, and probably to English pimp more at pimp Date: 14th century 1. a small inflamed elevation of the skin ; papule; especially pustule 2. a swelling or… …

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  • 13 pimple — /pim peuhl/, n. Pathol. a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule. [1350 1400; ME, nasalized var. of OE *pypel (whence pyplian to break out in pimples) < L papula pimple] * * * …

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  • 14 pimple — A papule or small pustule; usually meant to denote an inflammatory lesion of acne. * * * pim·ple pim pəl n 1) a small inflamed elevation of the skin: PAPULE esp …

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  • 15 pimple — noun ⇨ See also ↑spot ADJECTIVE ▪ red VERB + PIMPLE ▪ have ▪ break out in (AmE), get ▪ pop (A …

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  • 16 pimple — noun the last thing you want on prom night is a pimple Syn: zit, pustule, bleb, boil, swelling, eruption, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle, blister, spot; technical comedo, papule; (pimples) acne, bad skin …

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  • 17 pimple — n 1. pustule, papule, papilla, boil, blain, furuncle, furunculus, carbuncle, pock, wen, whelk, Ophthalm. sty or stye, Rare. bleb, Archaic. botch; eruption, inflammation, rising, lump, bump, wheal, hive, blind pimple, ingrown hair; blemish, mark,… …

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  • 18 pimple — pim•ple [[t]ˈpɪm pəl[/t]] n. pat a small, usu. inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME, nasalized var. of OE *pypel (whence pyplian to break out in pimples) < L papula pimple …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 pimple — n. 1 a small hard inflamed spot on the skin. 2 anything resembling a pimple, esp. in relative size. Derivatives: pimpled adj. pimply adj. Etymology: ME nasalized f. OE piplian break out in pustules …

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  • 20 pimple — See: GOOSE BUMPS or GOOSE PIMPLES …

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