Definition of pustulate in English:


Syllabification: pus·tu·late


Pronunciation: /ˈpəsCHəˌlāt, ˈpəstyə-
[no object]
  • Form into pustules: (as adjective pustulating) pustulating epidermal ulcers
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    • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈpəsCHəlit, ˈpəstyə-
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  • Having or covered with pustules: the surface is coarsely pustulate
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌpəsCHəˈlāSHən, ˌpəstyə-/


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

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