What is another word for suppurate?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌpjʊɹˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Suppurate is a term used to describe the formation of pus in a wound, abscess, or boil. Some alternate words for suppurate include discharge, ooze, secrete, and exude. These synonyms all refer to the process of a fluid or substance being released from a wound or sore. Other synonymous terms for suppurate include fester, inflame, become infected, and form an abscess. Each of these terms paints a slightly different picture of the same process, but they all describe the same event of pus or fluids forming in a wound or sore.

Synonyms for Suppurate:

What are the hypernyms for Suppurate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Suppurate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for suppurate (as verbs)

Usage examples for Suppurate

He was overpowered: the tears gushed to his eyes, but he repressed them; he thought them unmanly; and, seeing his medical friend enter, exclaimed-I have surgeons for the body, and surgeons for the mind, who cut with so deep yet so steady a hand that they take away the noxious, and leave the wound to suppurate and heal!
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft
Some of them seemed to be simply swollen red blood corpuscles, ready to burst, or as it were, suppurate.
"Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society"
Joseph Bradford Cox
Treatment-Blister over the tumor at once; when the glands remain hard and do not suppurate, it may lead to glanders, in which case rub it with iodine ointment, and give internally, hydriodate of potash in daily doses of 10 to 40 grains, combined with gentian and ginger.
"Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets"
Daniel Young

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