sup·​pu·​rate | \ ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt How to pronounce suppurate (audio) \
suppurated; suppurating

Definition of suppurate

intransitive verb

: to form or discharge pus

Other Words from suppurate

suppuration \ ˌsə-​pyə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce suppurate (audio) \ noun
suppurative \ ˈsə-​pyə-​rə-​tiv How to pronounce suppurate (audio) , -​ˌrā-​ ; ˈsə-​prə-​tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of suppurate

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suppurate

Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare, from sub- + pur-, pus pus — more at foul entry 1

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“Suppurate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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sup·​pu·​rate | \ ˈsəp-yə-ˌrāt How to pronounce suppurate (audio) \
suppurated; suppurating

Medical Definition of suppurate

: to form or discharge pus a suppurating wound

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