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- n. A broken or bruised condition; brokenness; in the extract, a mass of bruises.
- n. A rupture; a hernia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A broken or bruised condition; brokenness; in the extract a. mass of bruises.
- n. Rupture; hernia.
From bursten + -ness. Compare also burstness. (Wiktionary)
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