Definition of gumboil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəmˌboil/


A small swelling formed on the gum over an abscess at the root of a tooth.
Example sentences
  • An abscess may form (‘gumboil’), sometimes with facial swelling, fever, and illness.
  • The bark, rubbed up in rice-water mixed with cumin-seed, is a cure for gumboils and toothache.
  • The roasted fruit is emollient and used as a poultice in the treatment of gumboils, dental abscesses etc.

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Syllabification: gum·boil

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