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- (intransitive) To form or discharge pus.
- 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth:
- Their suppurating wounds, their goitres, their tumours are hideously evident on their hairless bodies.
- 2018 March 11, Nick Cohen, quoting James Bloodworth, “Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain – review”, in The Guardian:
- The only difference being Bezos was worth $60.7bn, while Bloodworth and his fellow “associates” walked back at midnight to fetid digs “with heavy legs supporting suppurating feet which over the course of the day had puffed up half a size bigger”.
- (transitive) To cause to generate pus.
- to suppurate a sore
form or discharge pus
suppurate f pl