Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of containing or discharging pus.
  • noun Pus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being purulent; the generation of pus or matter; pus, or its presence; suppuration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The quality or state of being purulent; the generation of pus; also, the pus itself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of containing or discharging pus.
  • noun Pus.

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

  • noun symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
  • noun a fluid product of inflammation

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Examples

  • No, the purulence of a diseased sensibility, and its leakage into the blogosphere and elsewhere, will suffice: by the odour of decay you may know them.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • *Although the link between microorganisms and infection was yet to be established, the connection between pus—purulence—and sepsis, fever, and death, often arising from an abscess or wound, was well known to Bennett.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • *Although the link between microorganisms and infection was yet to be established, the connection between pus—purulence—and sepsis, fever, and death, often arising from an abscess or wound, was well known to Bennett.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • *Although the link between microorganisms and infection was yet to be established, the connection between pus—purulence—and sepsis, fever, and death, often arising from an abscess or wound, was well known to Bennett.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • No, the purulence of a diseased sensibility, and its leakage into the blogosphere and elsewhere, will suffice: by the odour of decay you may know them.

    ¡Viva la Muerte!

  • Even Vanna White cannot hope to match the purulence that is

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Even Vanna White cannot hope to match the purulence that is

    I need a little more cheepnis, please.

  • The gold-eyed birds darting in between the leaves observed that purulence, that wetness, quizzically.

    The Waves

  • Already the exploiting class, as it neared the term of its depleted life, was but a mass of purulence.

    The Wrong Twin

  • Francis of Assisi kisses his lepers; Margaret Mary Alacoque, Francis Xavier, St. John of God, and others are said to have cleansed the sores and ulcers of their patients with their respective tongues; and the lives of such saints as Elizabeth of Hungary and Madame de Chantal are full of a sort of reveling in hospital purulence, disagreeable to read of, and which makes us admire and shudder at the same time.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

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