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Form into pustules:‘pustulating epidermal ulcers’
- ‘His face and body is a pustulating mass of burst boil craters and scaley raw flesh.’
- ‘Her body slowly becomes a paralyzed, pustulated, corpulent emitter of foul gas.’
- ‘Brush your fingers on a single leaf and watch your hand burst into pustulating blisters.’
Having or covered with pustules:‘the surface is coarsely pustulate’
- ‘The base of the plate is usually slightly expanded and may have a lumpy, pustulate appearance.’
- ‘External grooves, pits, and perforations appear much as they do in the plates, and the base is slightly expanded and pustulate.’
Late Middle English (as an adjective): from late Latin pustulatus, past participle of pustulare to blister, from pustula pustule.
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