Pronunciation Noun

atter (plural atters)

  1. (archaic or UK dialectal) Poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal.
  2. (archaic or UK dialectal) Pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound.
  3. (UK dialectal) Epithelium produced on the tongue.
  4. (UK dialectal) A scab; a dry sore.

atter (atters, present participle attering; past and past participle attered)

  1. (UK dialectal) To venom; sting.
  2. (UK dialectal) To discharge, as a sore; clot; curdle; cake.

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