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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.

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Origin of suppurative

From the Medieval Latin word suppūrātīvus, dating back to 1535–45. See suppurate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM suppurative

non·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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