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suppurate

[ suhp-yuh-reyt ]
/ 藞s蕦p y蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), sup路pu路rat路ed, sup路pu路rat路ing.
to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
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Origin of suppurate

1555鈥65; <Latin supp奴r膩tus (past participle of supp奴r膩re), equivalent to sup-sup- + p奴r- (stem of p奴s) pus + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM suppurate

un路sup路pu路rat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suppurate

suppurate
/ (藞s蕦pj蕣藢re瑟t) /

verb
(intr) pathol (of a wound, sore, etc) to discharge pus; fester

Word Origin for suppurate

C16: from Latin supp奴r膩re, from sub- + p奴s pus
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Medical definitions for suppurate

suppurate
[ s怒py蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

v.
To form or discharge pus.
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