Noun Acne Definition and Examples







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.
  1. 'Anabolic steroids, sometimes used by body-builders, can cause acne as a side-effect.'
  2. 'In fact, androgen levels do not correlate with acne severity among people with acne.'
  3. 'Fluctuating hormone levels that normally occur in adolescence can aggravate acne.'
  4. 'My face, neck, back, and chest are free of acne and any other blemish.'
  5. 'The onset of acne is usually around puberty, but in a minority of cases it may also start in adulthood.'
  6. 'The same medicines used for acne often work for whiteheads and blackheads.'
  7. 'Surely, there are greater crusades in life than fighting acne in adolescence and wrinkles in old age.'
  8. 'Laser therapy appears to offer no benefit in the treatment of acne, according to new research.'
  9. 'Some dermatologists think that bars of chocolate and greasy fry-ups exacerbate acne.'
  10. 'Certain occupations and activities seem to favour the formation of comedones or acne.'
((n.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.)

noun, Pathology.

1. an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, especially on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring.


"There can be acne drugs."
"There can be acne vulgarises."
"There can be acne sufferers."
"There can be acne spots."
"There can be acne scars."
"There can be acne gels."
"There can be acne colleges."
"There can be acne therapies."
"There can be acne people/places/organizations."
"There can be acne people."
"There can be acne experiences."
"There can be acne cases."
"There can be acne bacteria."
"acnes can be in hours."
"acnes can be with organizations."
"acnes can be to worms."
"acnes can be to people."
"acnes can be to nerves."
"acnes can be to damages."
"acnes can be in things."

Mid 19th century: 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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