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>

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