American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Imposthume

IMPOS’THUME, n. impos’tume. [This word is a corruption of apostem, L. apostema; Gr. to separate, to withdraw, or to stand off; to stand.]

An abscess; a collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body.

[This word and its derivatives, being mere corruptions, might well be suffered to pass into oblivion.]

IMPOS’THUME, v.i. The same as imposthumate.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Imposthume," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8YZLJ5U7JTJKIW.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Imposthume." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8YZLJ5U7JTJKIW.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Imposthume' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8YZLJ5U7JTJKIW.