Definition of suppurate in English:

suppurate

Syllabification: sup·pu·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈsəpyəˌrāt
 
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verb

[no object]
Undergo the formation of pus; fester.
More example sentences
  • Over the centuries, the wounds which surgeons were tending, either as a result of injury or inflicted by themselves on their patients, would swell, redden, and suppurate with the discharge of pus.
  • They're like thumb holes in his ribcage, suppurating and glistening with pus.
  • His bow lost its spring but his wound still suppurated.
Synonyms
fester, form pus, discharge, run, weep, become septic

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'cause to form pus'): based on Latin sub- 'below' + pus, pur- 'pus'.

Derivatives

suppuration

Pronunciation: /ˌsəpyəˈrāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • The main step in the pathogenesis of actinomycosis is disruption of the mucosal membrane leading to suppuration and abscess formation.
  • Chronic suppurative otitis media is chronic suppuration of the middle ear cavity associated with a defect in the tympanic membrane.
  • Chloramphenicol or tetracyclines also have been used, but relapses occasionally occur with these medications, and they may not prevent node suppuration.

suppurative

Pronunciation: /-ˌrātiv/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The biopsy materials generally showed granulomatous or suppurative inflammation with ulceration and necrosis.
  • One systematic review found that oral antibiotics were significantly less effective than topical antibiotics in reducing otoscopic features of chronic suppurative otitis media.
  • Other exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of chronic suppurative otitis media or otitis with effusion, and otoscopic appearance consistent with crying or fever alone.

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