suppurate

verb
sup·​pu·​rate | \ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt \
suppurated; suppurating

Definition of suppurate 

intransitive verb

: to form or discharge pus

Other Words from suppurate

suppuration \ˌsə-​pyə-​ˈrā-​shən \ noun
suppurative \ˈsə-​pyə-​rə-​tiv, -​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

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suppurate

intransitive verb
sup·​pu·​rate | \ˈsəp-yə-ˌrāt \
suppurated; suppurating

Medical Definition of suppurate 

: to form or discharge pus a suppurating wound

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