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suppurate

[ suhp-yuh-reyt ]
/ ˈsʌp yəˌreɪt /
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verb (used without object), sup·pu·rat·ed, sup·pu·rat·ing.
to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate.
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Origin of suppurate

1555–65; <Latin suppūrātus (past participle of suppūrāre), equivalent to sup-sup- + pūr- (stem of pūs) pus + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM suppurate

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

suppurate
/ (ˈsʌpjʊˌreɪt) /

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

Word Origin for suppurate

C16: from Latin suppūrāre, from sub- + pūs pus
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Medical definitions for suppurate

suppurate
[ sŭpyə-rāt′ ]

v.
To form or discharge pus.
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