[suhp-yuh-rey-shuh n]


the process of suppurating.
the matter produced by suppuration; pus.

Origin of suppuration

1535–45; < Latin suppūrātiōn- (stem of suppūrātiō) a forming of pus. See suppurate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for suppuration



the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc
the discharge itself
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Word Origin and History for suppuration

1540s, from Latin suppurationem (nominative suppuratio), noun of action from past participle stem of suppurare "form or discharge pus," from sub "under" (see sub-) + stem of pus (see pus).

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suppuration in Medicine




The formation or discharge of pus.pyesis pyopoiesis pyosis
Related formssuppu•ra′tive adj.
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