suppurate

verb sup·pu·rate \ ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt \

Definition of suppurate

suppurated; suppurating
intransitive verb
: to form or discharge pus

suppuration

play \ˌsə-pyə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

suppurative

play \ˈsə-pyə-rə-tiv, -ˌrā-; ˈsə-prə-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of suppurate

Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare, from sub- + pur-, pus pus — more at foul


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suppurate

intransitive verb sup·pu·rate \ ˈsəp-yə-ˌrāt \

medical Definition of suppurate

suppurated; suppurating
: to form or discharge pus
  • a suppurating wound

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