purulent

adjective
pu·​ru·​lent | \ˈpyu̇r-ə-lənt, 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

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English Language Learners Definition of purulent

medical : containing or producing pus

purulent

adjective
pu·​ru·​lent | \-lənt \

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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