verb (used without object), sup·pu·rat·ed, sup·pu·rat·ing.
- suppressor grid,
- suppressor mutation,
- suppressor t cell,
- suppurative arthritis,
- suppurative gingivitis,
- suppurative hyalitis
Origin of suppurate
Examples from the Web for suppurate
When boils progress to the stage where they appear about to "point" then stop and do not suppurate, Echinacea is the remedy.
Then they suppurate, and in the end amputation becomes necessary.Camp Venture|George Cary Eggleston
In cases in which the mucous membrane is affected, the submaxillary lymph gland may also become enlarged and suppurate.
The skin may suppurate or slough more or less over the areas of greatest tension or where it is irritated by blows or pressure.
It is a valuable application for wounds in scrofulous persons, which tend to suppurate rather than heal by the first intention.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
Word Origin for suppurate
1560s, from Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare (see suppuration). Related: Suppurated; suppurating.