AskDefine | Define suppurate

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1 cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules" [syn: mature]
2 ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering" [syn: fester, maturate]

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  1. To form or discharge pus.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

break up, canker, corrupt, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decompose, disintegrate, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, gangrene, go bad, go to pieces, matter, mildew, mold, molder, mortify, necrose, putrefy, putresce, rankle, ripen, rot, run, sphacelate, spoil, weep
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