- a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.
Origin of suppurative
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Examples from the Web for suppurative
A case of this kind is related under the title of suppurative rheumatism.Zoonomia, Vol. II
The clot of suppurative phlebitis cannot be absorbed and cannot organize.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Said to be suppurative, resolvent, cooling, and desiccative.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Pylethrombosis, which is likely to be suppurative, is a rare complication.
At first, the degenerative process was regarded as suppurative.
- causing suppuration
- any suppurative drug
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Word Origin and History for suppurative
1540s, from Modern Latin suppurativus, from suppurat-, stem of suppurare (see suppuration).
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