- to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
Origin of suppurate
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THE more Buboes there are, so that they suppurate, the better.
Then they suppurate, and in the end amputation becomes necessary.Camp Venture
George Cary Eggleston
Wounds carefully protected from contact with impure air do not suppurate, and organic fluids do not putrefy.
The glands do not suppurate, but the adenitis may remain as a chronic manifestation in scrofulous subjects.
When the outer skin begins to suppurate, it should be removed with a pair of pincers, and the patch treated as an open wound.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- (intr) pathol (of a wound, sore, etc) to discharge pus; fester
Word Origin for suppurate
1560s, from Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare (see suppuration). Related: Suppurated; suppurating.
- To form or discharge pus.