matterate

[ mat-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈmæt əˌreɪt /

verb (used without object), mat·ter·at·ed, mat·ter·at·ing. New England, Upstate New York, and Southern U.S..

to fester; suppurate.

Origin of matterate

perhaps by folk etymology from maturate
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