Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing suppuration: producing, or causing the production of, pus.
  • n. A medicine that causes suppuration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to suppurate; promoting suppuration.
  • n. A suppurative medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing pus.
  • n. A medicine that promotes suppuration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characterized by suppuration

Etymologies

From the Modern Latin suppūrātīvus. (Wiktionary)

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