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Meaning of SUPPURATE

Pronunciation:  'supyu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering"
  2. [v]  cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
 

SUPPURATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: fester, maturate
 
 See Also: discharge, draw, eject, expel, release

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sup"pu*rate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Suppurated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Suppurating}.] [L. suppuratus, p. p. of
    suppurare to suppurate, cause to suppurate; sub under + pus,
    puris, matter. See {Pus}.]
    To generate pus; as, a boil or abscess suppurates.
    
    
  2. \Sup"pu*rate\, v. t.
    To cause to generate pus; as, to suppurate a sore.
    --Arbuthnot.
    
    
 

 

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