An example of something purulent is an open wound that's not healing properly.
Origin of purulentFrench from Classical Latin purulentus from pus (gen. puris), matter, pus
Origin of purulentMiddle English purulente from Old French purulent from Latin pūrulentus from pūs pūr- pus ; see p&ubremac;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more purulent, superlative most purulent)
Latin purulentus, from pus, puris, pus, matter.