pimple

[pim-puhl]
noun Pathology.
a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, nasalized variant of Old English *pypel (whence pyplian to break out in pimples) < Latin papula pimple

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pimple (ˈpɪmpəl)
 
n
1.  a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
2.  any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat
 
[C14: related to Old English pipilian to break out in spots; compare Latin papula pimple]
 
'pimpled
 
adj
 
'pimply
 
adj
 
'pimpliness
 
n

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pimple
c.1400, of unknown origin, perhaps related to O.E. pipligende "having shingles."
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Medical Dictionary

pimple pim·ple (pĭm'pəl)
n.
A small red swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne.


pim'pled or pim'ply adj.
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Example sentences for pimples
The symptoms are purple pimples, smelly feet, a swollen eye, and uncontrollable burping.
Clove oil is used in various skin disorders like acne, pimples etc.
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