pustulate

verb
pus·​tu·​late | \ -ˌlāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pustulate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cause to form into pustules

pustulate

adjective
pus·​tu·​late | \ -lə̇t, -ˌlāt \
variants: or pustulated \ -​ˌlātə̇d How to pronounce pustulate (audio) \

Definition of pustulate (Entry 2 of 2)

: covered with pustules or similar prominences

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First Known Use of pustulate

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pustulate

Verb

Late Latin pustulatus, past participle of pustulare to blister, from Latin pustula pustule, blister

Adjective

pustulate from Late Latin pustulatus blistered, from past participle of pustulare; pustulated from past participle of pustulate entry 1

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“Pustulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pustulate. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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