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suppurative

[suhp-yuh-rey-tiv]
adjective
  1. suppurating; characterized by suppuration.
  2. promoting suppuration.
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noun
  1. a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.
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Origin of suppurative

From the Medieval Latin word suppūrātīvus, dating back to 1535–45. See suppurate, -ive
Related formsnon·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjectivepost·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjectiveun·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for suppurative

suppurative

adjective
  1. causing suppuration
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noun
  1. any suppurative drug
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Word Origin and History for suppurative

adj.

1540s, from Modern Latin suppurativus, from suppurat-, stem of suppurare (see suppuration).

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