purulent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French purulent, from Latin pūrulentus, from pūs (pus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjʊəɹ(j)ʊlənt/

Adjective[edit]

purulent (comparative more purulent, superlative most purulent)

  1. (medicine) Consisting of pus.
  2. Leaking or seeping pus.
    purulent inflammation.
    • 1948, Aldous Huxley, Ape and Essence:
      Close-up of two rats gnawing at a mutton bone, of the flies on the purulent eyelids of a small girl.

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References[edit]

purulent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

purulent (feminine singular purulente, masculine plural purulents, feminine plural purulentes)

  1. purulent