suppurative

[ suhp-yuh-rey-tiv ]
/ ˈsʌp yəˌreɪ tɪv /
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adjective

suppurating; characterized by suppuration.
promoting suppuration.

noun

a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.

Nearby words

  1. suppressor t cell,
  2. supprise,
  3. suppurant,
  4. suppurate,
  5. suppuration,
  6. suppurative arthritis,
  7. suppurative gingivitis,
  8. suppurative hyalitis,
  9. suppurative inflammation,
  10. suppurative nephritis

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

/ (ˈsʌpjʊrətɪv) /

adjective

causing suppuration

noun

any suppurative drug
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Word Origin and History for suppurative

suppurative

adj.

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

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