suppurate

suppurate
/sup"yeuh rayt'/, v.i., suppurated, suppurating.
to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
[1555-65; < L suppuratus (ptp. of suppurare), equiv. to sup- SUP- + pur- (s. of pus) PUS + -atus -ATE1]

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  • Suppurate — Sup pu*rate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Suppurated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suppurating}.] [L. suppuratus, p. p. of suppurare to suppurate, cause to suppurate; sub under + pus, puris, matter. See {Pus}.] To generate pus; as, a boil or abscess suppurates.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppurate — Sup pu*rate, v. t. To cause to generate pus; as, to suppurate a sore. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppurate — (v.) 1560s, from L. suppuratus, pp. of suppurare (see SUPPURATION (Cf. suppuration)). Related: Suppurated; suppurating …   Etymology dictionary

  • suppurate — ► VERB ▪ form or discharge pus. DERIVATIVES suppuration noun suppurative adjective. ORIGIN from Latin sub below + pus pus …   English terms dictionary

  • suppurate — [sup′yo͞o rāt΄] vi. suppurated, suppurating [< L suppuratus, pp. of suppurare, to form pus underneath < sup , SUB + pus (gen. puris), PUS] to form or discharge pus; fester suppuration n. suppurative adj …   English World dictionary

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  • suppurate — intransitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare, from sub + pur , pus pus more at foul Date: 1656 to form or discharge pus • suppuration noun • suppurative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suppurate — verb To form or discharge pus …   Wiktionary

  • Suppurate — To form or discharge pus. The adjective is suppurative, as in suppurative arthritis. The noun, rarely used today, is suppuration. From the Latin puris = pus. * * * To form pus. [L. sup puro (subp ), pp. atus, to form pus (pur), pus] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • suppurate — Synonyms and related words: break up, canker, corrupt, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decompose, disintegrate, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, gangrene, go bad, go to pieces, matter, mildew, mold, molder, mortify, necrose, putrefy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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