pustulent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pustule +‎ -ent

Adjective[edit]

pustulent (comparative more pustulent, superlative most pustulent)

  1. Filled or oozing with pus
    a pustulent sore
    • 1994, Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain[1], ISBN 0393037029, page 114:
      His body was dead white where it was not cruelly galled, bitten, rasped; his colourless face puffy, sweat-swollen, corpse-like, a tangled yellow beard covering his mouth; his eyes were red and pustulent.
  2. Alternative spelling of pustulant, "producing pustules"

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