Forming pus.

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sup·pu·ra·tive 'səp-yə-.rāt-iv adj of, relating to, or characterized by suppuration <\suppurative arthritis> <\suppurative lesions>

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sup·pu·ra·tive (supґu-ra″tiv) characterized by suppuration; called also purulent.

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  • Suppurative — Sup pu*ra*tive, a. [Cf. F. suppuratif.] Tending to suppurate; promoting suppuration. [1913 Webster] {Suppurative fever} (Med.), py[ae]mia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppurative — Sup pu*ra*tive, n. (Med.) A suppurative medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppurative — 1540s, from Mod.L. suppurativus, from suppurat , stem of suppurare (see SUPPURATION (Cf. suppuration)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • suppurative — ● suppuratif, suppurative adjectif Qui provoque la suppuration …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • suppurative — suppurate ► VERB ▪ form or discharge pus. DERIVATIVES suppuration noun suppurative adjective. ORIGIN from Latin sub below + pus pus …   English terms dictionary

  • suppurative — adjective see suppurate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suppurative — /sup yeuh ray tiv/, adj. 1. suppurating; characterized by suppuration. 2. promoting suppuration. n. 3. a medicine or application that promotes suppuration. [1535 45; < ML suppurativus. See SUPPURATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • suppurative — adjective Causing suppuration: producing, or causing the production of, pus …   Wiktionary

  • Suppurative — A substance supposed to bring infections to a head . Abrus, Adenanthera, Annona, Argemone, Artocarpus, Bursera, Carica, Cassia, Cochlospermum, Gossypium, Kallstroemia, Mirabilis, Moringa, Protium, Ricinus, Solanum, Tamarindus …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • suppurative — sup·pu·ra·tive || sÊŒpjÉ™reɪtɪv / jÊŠrÉ™tɪv adj. filled with pus …   English contemporary dictionary

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