Suppurate definition

sŭpyə-rāt
To form or discharge pus.
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To form or discharge pus; fester.
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To form or discharge pus.
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(intransitive) To form or discharge pus.
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To cause to generate pus.

To suppurate a sore.

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Origin of suppurate

  • Middle English suppuraten from Latin suppūrāre suppūrāt- sub- sub- pūs pūr- pus pū̆- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin suppūrātus, past participle of suppūrō, from pūr-, stem of pūs.

    From Wiktionary