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suppurate

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intransitive verb sup·pu·rate \ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt\

Definition of suppurate

sup·pu·rat·edsup·pu·rat·ing

  1. :  to form or discharge pus

sup·pu·ra·tion play \ˌsə-pyə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
sup·pu·ra·tive play \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


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suppurate

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intransitive verb sup·pu·rate \ˈsəp-yə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of suppurate

sup·pu·rat·edsup·pu·rat·ing

  1. :  to form or discharge pus <a suppurating wound>




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