from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To affect with an impostume or abscess; make swollen or bloated.
  • To form an abscess; gather; collect pus in a cyst or cavity; hence, to draw to a head, as an abscess.
  • Swollen with corrupt or purulent matter; affected with an abscess.
  • n. One who is affected with an impostume; one who is swelled or bloated.


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