Definition of suppurate in English:

suppurate

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Undergo the formation of pus; fester.

    • ‘They're like thumb holes in his ribcage, suppurating and glistening with pus.’
    • ‘Strangely enough, the wound in my remaining arm, which still suppurated, was seized with gangrene.’
    • ‘His bow lost its spring but his wound still suppurated.’
    • ‘Over the centuries, the wounds which surgeons were tending, either as a result of injury or inflicted by themselves on their patients, would swell, redden, and suppurate with the discharge of pus.’
    fester, form pus, swell up, gather, discharge, rot, run, weep, ooze, come to a head
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘cause to form pus’): based on Latin sub- ‘below’ + pus, pur- ‘pus’.

Pronunciation

suppurate

/ˈsʌpjʊreɪt/