Definition of pus-filled in US English:



  • (of a wound or part of the body) filled with pus.

    ‘pus-filled boils’
    • ‘A scabies infection begins as small, itchy bumps, blisters, or pus-filled bumps that break when you scratch them.’
    • ‘Pus-filled blisters later form, burst, and heal into scars similar to those caused by chickenpox or smallpox.’
    • ‘An abscess is a pus-filled hollow space that can appear on the skin or inside the body.’
    • ‘These deep, painful, pus-filled pimples can cause scars.’
    • ‘Eventually, the pus-filled boils can multiply, spreading throughout the mouth, throat and surface of the skin.’
    • ‘It's a good idea to call the doctor whenever your child has an area of red, irritated, or painful skin, especially if you see whitish pus-filled areas.’
    • ‘The stories included explicit medical footage showing the ravages of gonorrhea and syphilis, complete with pus-filled open sores.’
    • ‘Both have raised the right arm away from the body, as if to avoid contact with the inflamed, tumescent, and pus-filled lymph glands in the armpit area.’
    • ‘As time goes on, red pimples and pus-filled bumps may appear.’
    • ‘Five days in, his feet had turned purple with pus-filled blisters the size of small plums.’
    • ‘Smallpox gets its name from the pus-filled blisters (or pocks) that form during the illness.’
    • ‘It quickly worsens into an abscess or pus-filled blister or sore and can become serious if it enters the bloodstream.’
    infected, festering, suppurating, putrid, putrefying, putrefactive, purulent, poisoned, diseased
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