suppurate


sup·pu·rate

intransitive verb \ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt\
sup·pu·rat·edsup·pu·rat·ing

Definition of SUPPURATE

:  to form or discharge pus
sup·pu·ra·tion \ˌsə-pyə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
sup·pu·ra·tive \ˈsə-pyə-rə-tiv, -ˌrā-; ˈsə-prə-tiv\ adjective

Origin of SUPPURATE

Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare, from sub- + pur-, pus pus — more at foul
First Known Use: 1656

sup·pu·rate

intransitive verb \ˈsəp-yə-ˌrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
sup·pu·rat·edsup·pu·rat·ing

Medical Definition of SUPPURATE

: to form or discharge pus <a suppurating wound>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: supputation
Previous Word in the Dictionary: suppressor T cell
All Words Near: suppurate

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up suppurate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More