purulence

noun
pu·​ru·​lence | \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-lən(t)s How to pronounce purulence (audio) , ˈpyu̇r-yə- \

Definition of purulence

: the quality or state of being purulent also : pus

Examples of purulence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sampson lives with the purulence, with the cleaning, the smell of it, the disposal of pads, the tissues, the wound dressings. Tade Thompson, Wired, "The Future of Work: ‘ars longa’ by Tade Thompson," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of purulence

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Purulence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purulence. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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purulence

noun
pu·​ru·​lence | \ ˈpyu̇r-(y)ə-lən(t)s How to pronounce purulence (audio) \

Medical Definition of purulence

: the quality or state of being purulent also : pus

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