Definition of pustulate in English:

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pustulate

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌstjʊleɪt/
[no object]
Form into pustules: (as adjective pustulating) pustulating epidermal ulcers
More example sentences
  • Her body slowly becomes a paralyzed, pustulated, corpulent emitter of foul gas.
  • Brush your fingers on a single leaf and watch your hand burst into pustulating blisters.
  • His face and body is a pustulating mass of burst boil craters and scaley raw flesh.

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌstjʊlət/
chiefly Biology
Having or covered with pustules: the surface is coarsely pustulate
More example sentences
  • External grooves, pits, and perforations appear much as they do in the plates, and the base is slightly expanded and pustulate.
  • The base of the plate is usually slightly expanded and may have a lumpy, pustulate appearance.

Derivatives

pustulation

Pronunciation: /ˌpʌstjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

Origin

Late Middle English (as an adjective): from late Latin pustulatus, past participle of pustulare 'to blister', from pustula 'pustule'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pus¦tu|late

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