American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The formation or discharge of pus.
- n. Pus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formation of pus.
- n. The matter produced by suppuration; pus: as, the suppuration was abundant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of suppurating.
- n. The matter produced by suppuration; pus.
- n. (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
- n. a fluid product of inflammation
- 1540s, from Latin sūppuratiō. (Wiktionary)
“The analogy between this phenomenon and what happens when a man has a splinter that causes inflammation and suppuration is extraordinary.”
“When the happy ending of rapid resolution is denied us, then, in addition to the condition we have described as suppuration, we may meet with one or other of the following complications:”
“Healing then occurs by granulation or suppuration, which is termed healing by second intention.”
“_ A caries of the bones may be termed a suppuration of them; it differs from the above, as it generally is occasioned by some external injury, as in decaying teeth; or by venereal virus, as in nodes on the tibia; or by other matter derived to the bone in malignant fevers; and is not confined to the ends of them.”
“When an instrument is introduced through an intractable stricture, and is left there either for some hours, or for some days, to excite what is called "suppuration" of the stricture. [”
“And if your stupid little malware gets on my PC again, I hope the suppuration spreads up your legs until it reaches areas more vital than toes.”
“Yet to arrive at this new era, cancer biologists would again need to circle back to old observations—to the peculiar illness that John Bennett had called a “suppuration of blood,” that Virchow had reclassified as weisses Blut in 1847, and that later researchers had again reclassified as chronic myeloid leukemia or CML.”
“In the postsurgical wards of the Glasgow infirmary, Lister had again and again seen an angry red margin begin to spread out from the wound and then the skin seemed to rot from inside out, often followed by fever, pus, and a swift death a bona fide “suppuration”.”
““A suppuration of blood,” Bennett called his case.”
“Leukemia, then, was not a suppuration of blood, but neoplasia of blood.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘suppuration’.
Good for intermediate and advanced spellers and anybody who wants to use words with precision
A list of words that I find cool.
I'll be listing items from my personal collection, but feel free to add whatever you like--I'm sure it will be helpful to know which things I won't want to know.
every potential l..., ubi pus ibi evacua, suppuration, suppurative chola..., nonsuppurative ch..., warm antibody hem..., subarachnoid hemo..., amortization sche..., tire rotation, thunderclap headache, feeding tube, appraised value and 32 more...
I found most of these words in books! That means they MUST be good.
A selection of words from the epic by Victor Hugo
A list of words whose meanings I am learning, either because a) I don't know the meaning b) I know the meaning, but could stand to better appreciate certain inflections or secondary meanings or c) ...
A far from comprehensive litany of some of the most horrendous words in the English language.
recently interesting words
Looking for tweets for suppuration.