from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See apostem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent matter.

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  • noun medicine An abscess; a pustulent swelling.


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  • A dysentery, when stopped, will give rise to an aposteme, or tumor, if it do not terminate in fevers with sweats, or with thick and white urine, or in a tertian fever, or the pain fix upon a varix, or the testicles, or on the hip-joints.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • A man's soul doth wrong and disrespect itself first and especially, when as much as in itself lies it becomes an aposteme, and as it were an excrescency of the world, for to be grieved and displeased with anything that happens in the world, is direct apostacy from the nature of the universe; part of which, all particular natures of the world, are.


  • He an aposteme of the world, who by being discontented with those things that happen unto him in the world, doth as it were apostatise, and separate himself from common nature's rational administration.


  • The best lancing of the aposteme were not to observe them at all, or to preach against them, which are tried to work this effect more powerfully than the

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)


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