purulent

adjective
pu·​ru·​lent | \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-lənt How to pronounce purulent (audio) , ˈpyu̇r-yə- \

Definition of purulent

1 : containing, consisting of, or being pus a purulent discharge
2 : accompanied by suppuration

First Known Use of purulent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for purulent

Latin purulentus, from pur-, pus pus

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The first known use of purulent was in the 15th century

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“Purulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purulent. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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purulent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of purulent

: containing or producing pus

purulent

adjective
pu·​ru·​lent | \ -lənt How to pronounce purulent (audio) \

Medical Definition of purulent

1 : containing, consisting of, or being pus a purulent discharge a purulent lesion
2 : accompanied by suppuration purulent meningitis

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