[ suhp-yuh-rey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for suppuration on
  1. the process of suppurating.

  2. the matter produced by suppuration; pus.

Origin of suppuration

1535–45; <Latin suppūrātiōn- (stem of suppūrātiō) a forming of pus. See suppurate, -ion

Words Nearby suppuration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use suppuration in a sentence

  • suppuration will thus be promoted, and the matter may be allowed to escape by making an opening for it at the place it points.

    A Treatise on Sheep: | Ambrose Blacklock
  • If not properly attended to, the suppuration soon terminates in mortification.

    A Treatise on Sheep: | Ambrose Blacklock
  • It is customary to commence the study of the pathogenic bacteria with the Organisms of suppuration.

  • The suppuration was much less abundant, and—thanks to the incessant care by which he was surrounded!

    The Secret of the Island | W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
  • Quinsy, kwin′zi, n. an inflammatory affection of the substance of the tonsils, attended when fully developed by suppuration.

British Dictionary definitions for suppuration


/ (ˌsʌpjʊˈreɪʃən) /

  1. the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc

  2. the discharge itself

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