[verb puhs-chuh-leyt; adjective puhs-chuh-lit, -leyt]Pathology
verb (used without object), pus·tu·lat·ed, pus·tu·lat·ing.
  1. to become pustular.
  1. covered with pustules.

Origin of pustulate

1600–10; < Late Latin pūstulātus, past participle of pūstulāre to blister. See pustule, -ate1
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verb (ˈpʌstjʊˌleɪt)
  1. to form or cause to form into pustules
adjective (ˈpʌstjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. covered with pustules
Derived Formspustulation, noun
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pustulate in Medicine


  1. To form or cause to form pustules.
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