PALE

(redirected from paler)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

PALE

Abbreviation for postantibiotic leukocyte enhancement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
His face turned paler and paler--he writhed under it.
"I?" said Mercedes, blushing as rapidly as she had turned pale, and again becoming paler than ever.
"Madame, you talk in enigmas, and you torment us at a slow fire!" cried Montalais, who, terrified at seeing Louise become paler and paler, did not know to what saint to put up her vows.
I saw first my old enemy, Screw, with his villainous face much paler than usual; next, two respectably-dressed strangers whom he appeared to have brought into the room; and next to them Young File, addressing himself to the doctor.
"Doing our errands at Barkingham," answered Screw, turning paler than ever.
The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.
I think Montgomery might have left him then, seeing the brute was drunk; but he only turned a shade paler, and followed the captain to the bulwarks.
The chill beauty of an autumnal sunset was now gilding the three hill-tops, whence a paler tint stole down their sides into the hollow.
The huge, endless bivouac that had previously resounded with the crackling of campfires and the voices of many men had grown quiet, the red campfires were growing paler and dying down.
But, let me tell you, you are a good deal paler and thinner than when you first left home; and we cannot have you undermining your health to hoard up money either for yourself or others.'
Eventually some of the collagen breaks down, the blood supply reduces and, over a period of up to two years, the scar gradually becomes smoother, softer and paler and may fade to just a silver mark.