- to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
Origin of suppurate
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Examples from the Web for 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
C16: from Latin suppūrāre, from sub- + pūs pus
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Word Origin and History for suppurating
1560s, from Latin suppuratus, past participle of suppurare (see suppuration). Related: Suppurated; suppurating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To form or discharge pus.
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