UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɪsjuː/, /ˈtɪʃuː/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɪʃu/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tisho̅o̅ or, esp. Brit., tisyo̅o̅)

Inflections of 'tissue' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [cancerous, abnormal] tissue
  2. the tissue looks [cancerous]
  3. have the [cancerous] tissue removed
  4. [muscle, brain, scar, fat] tissue
  5. a virus that [affects, attacks] body tissue
  6. a box of tissues
  7. can you hand me a tissue?
  8. need a tissue
  9. do you have a tissue?
  10. blow your nose in a tissue
  11. wipe your nose with a tissue
  12. use a tissue to [blow, wipe] your nose
  13. stuffed a tissue up his [nose, nostril]
  14. offered his [friend, coworker] a tissue
  15. it's all a tissue of [lies, tall tales]
n as adj
  1. take a tissue sample
  2. a tissue donor
  3. a tissue box
  4. pack with tissue paper
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