- to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
Origin of suppurate
Examples from the Web for suppurating
Historical Examples of suppurating
From the absorption of the matter from venereal ulcers and suppurating bones.Zoonomia, Vol. II
The eyeball was suppurating, and the temperature rose to 99° at night.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
There is still one syringing which we may notice—that of suppurating ears.Papers on Health
If the sphenoidal sinus be suppurating, its orifice will have been enlarged.
I have used it with gratifying success in all suppurating wounds.
- (intr) pathol (of a wound, sore, etc) to discharge pus; fester
Word Origin for suppurate
Word Origin and History for suppurating
1560s, from Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare (see suppuration). Related: Suppurated; suppurating.
- To form or discharge pus.