- The definition of purulent is full of pus or like pus.
An example of something purulent is an open wound that's not healing properly.
purulent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin purulentus ; from pus (gen. puris), matter, pus
purulent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English purulente, from Old French purulent, from Latin pūrulentus, from pūs, pūr-, pus; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.
- puˈru·lent·ly adverb
purulent - Medical Definition