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From Latin suppūrātus, past participle of suppūrō, from pūr-, stem of pūs.

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suppurate (third-person singular simple present suppurates, present participle suppurating, simple past and past participle suppurated)

  1. (intransitive) To form or discharge pus.
    • 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth:
      Their suppurating wounds, their goitres, their tumours are hideously evident on their hairless bodies.
  2. (transitive) To cause to generate pus.
    to suppurate a sore

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