suppurate

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verb sup·pu·rate \ˈsə-pyə-ˌrāt\

Definition of suppurate

suppurated

;

suppurating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

suppurate

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

Medical Definition of suppurate

suppurated

;

suppurating

  1. :  to form or discharge pus a suppurating wound


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