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pimple, small pointed elevation of the skin that may or may not contain pus. The formation of pimples is frequently associated with infection, irritation, or overactivity of the sebaceous and sweat glands. Repeated eruptions of pimples are often termed acne.

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pimple

pimple (pim-pŭl) n. a small inflamed swelling on the skin that contains pus. It may be the result of bacterial infection of a skin pore that has become obstructed with fatty secretions from the sebaceous glands. See also acne.

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pim·ple / ˈpimpəl/ • n. a small hard inflamed spot on the skin. DERIVATIVES: pim·pled adj. pim·ply adj.

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pimple XIV. Nasalized form corr. to late OE. piplian (in prp.) break out into pustules; parallel to obs. and dial. var. pumple (XVI); of unkn. orig.

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