acne /ˈakni/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a skin condition characterized by red pimples on the skin, especially on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands and prevalent chiefly among adolescents.

he was clean-shaven with a face that had been ravaged by acne when younger.
II. derivatives

acned
adjective


– origin mid 19th cent.: via modern Latin from Greek aknas, a misreading of akmas, accusative plural of akmē ‘highest point, peak, or facial eruption’; compare with acme.

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