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1540s, from Latin sūppuratiō.

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suppuration (countable and uncountable, plural suppurations)

  1. (medicine) Decay in tissue producing pus, or the pus itself.
  2. (medicine) The act of suppurating.
    • 1600-1700, Arbuthnot, John, An essay concerning the effects of air on human bodies[1], page 178:
      by the Inflammation and Suppuration of the axillary, inguinal, and other Glands, or in beginning Gangrenes...

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