sty

  1. an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
  2. a pen for swine

Sty

A sty or pigsty is a small-scale outdoor enclosure for raising domestic pigs. It is sometimes referred to as a hog pen, hog parlor, pigpen, pig parlor, or pig-cote. Pigsties are generally fenced areas of bare dirt and/or mud. Both `sty` and `pigpen` are used as derogatory descriptions of dirty messy areas. There are three contributing reasons ...
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sty

(sti) inflammation of one or more of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid, a lesion resembling a pimple. Hot compresses applied for 15 minutes every 2 hours may help localize infection and promote drainage, although in some cases a small surgical incision may be necessary. A mild antiseptic may be prescribed to prev...
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sty

[n] - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid 2. [n] - a pen for swine
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Sty

• (v. i.) To soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup. • (v. i.) A pen or inclosure for swine. • (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a sty. • (v. i.) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid. • (v. i.) A place of bestial debauchery.
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sty

pigsty noun a pen for swine
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Sty

Sty intransitive verb [ Middle English stien , sti...en , Anglo-Saxon stīgan to rise; akin to Dutch stijgen , Old Saxon & Old High German stīgan , German steigen , Icelandic stīga , Swedish stiga , Danish stige , Go...
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Sty

Sty noun ; plural Sties [ Written also stigh .] [ Anglo-Saxon stigu , from stīgan to rise; originally, probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up. √164. See Sty , intransitive verb , and confer Steward...
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Sty

Sty transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Stied ; present participle & verbal noun Stying .] To shut up in, or as in, a sty. Shak.
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sty

acute, painful, modular infection of one or more glands of the eyelid. Two types are distinguished, the external and the internal sty.[2 related articles]
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sty

sty, in medicine, acute localized infection of one or more of the glands of the eyelid, with pain, swelling, and redness of the lid margin, usually caused by a staphylococcus infection. An external sty usually releases its pus and disappears in a day or so. Hot or cold compresses and antibiotic oint...
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sty

Type: Term Pronunciation: stī, stīz Synonyms: hordeolum externum
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