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pustulate

[ verb puhs-chuh-leyt; adjective puhs-chuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb ˈpʌs tʃəˌleɪt; adjective ˈpʌs tʃə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), pus·tu·lat·ed, pus·tu·lat·ing.

to cause to form pustules.

verb (used without object), pus·tu·lat·ed, pus·tu·lat·ing.

to become pustular.

adjective

covered with pustules.

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Origin of pustulate

1600–10; <Late Latin pūstulātus, past participle of pūstulāre to blister. See pustule, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for pustulate

pustulate

verb (ˈpʌstjʊˌleɪt)

to form or cause to form into pustules

adjective (ˈpʌstjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

covered with pustules

Derived forms of pustulate

pustulation, noun
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Medical definitions for pustulate

pustulate
[ pŭschə-lāt′ ]

v.

To form or cause to form pustules.
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