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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 (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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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.