from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of suppurate.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I was already feeling grumpy and forgotten, and then I referred to humanity as "moronic piles of rotting shit contained in suppurating bags of wasted skin".

    Don't Hate Them Because They Are Beautiful...

  • And may I applaud you; I haven't heard anyone use "suppurating" in way too long.

    A public service announcement.

  • One fears that in due course as those who care not for Obama and his politics dig into this suppurating mass, they will find things which, shall we say, reflect badly upon him and his chums.

    Archive 2009-01-18

  • Sometimes, as in any exorcism movie -- and most horror movies are that, by other names -- the alien thorn is successfully removed from the suppurating flank of the real.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I mean, what could be better - obsession, mystery, deadly insects, shrunken heads, suppurating wounds, hostile tribesmen - all for us to savor in our homes, safely before the fire.

    The Lost City of Z: Summary and book reviews of The Lost City of Z by David Grann.

  • In the course of their journey they slay digital wolves and encounter popeyed, suppurating corpses that help the filmmakers avoid any accusation of light-heartedness.

    'Witch': Toil And Trouble

  • Instead of suppurating all over your page, I should have found this passage that your post made me think of.

    What is Otherness?

  • And finally, to the person or persons responsible for ms antispyware 2009, I have only this to say: may your toenails shrivel and crack, and turn yellow and crusty and stinky, flaking off into your socks bit by bit until they are all gone, leaving only a suppurating blisters where once they lay.

    Brian Ruckley · Further Book Matters (and a curse)

  • We rarely truly cherish material products; we merely use them to bandage a suppurating spiritual sore.

    Arthur Rosenfeld: Evolving to Survive: What We Must Do

  • Crimes are not the actions of people weighing costs and benefits; they are the symptoms of a condition, like the suppurating blisters of an impetigo sufferer.

    Crime and Punishment


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • That's true, actually, about Marie Curie. Not that poems are nonfiction, but...

    January 19, 2010

  • In her poem "Power," from The Dream of a Common Language, Adrienne Rich writes:

    "Today I was reading about Marie Curie:

    she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness

    her body bombarded for years by the element

    she had purified

    It seems she denied to the end

    the source of the cataracts on her eyes

    the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends

    till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil"

    January 19, 2010

  • If someone ever makes an "icky" words list, this will have to go right at the top.

    June 25, 2007

  • Interesting word! Pus is not as fun as snot, but better than putrefaction. It's all in your point of view!

    June 24, 2007

  • I'm sorry but this word is just gross. (In meaning, not so much in sound or looks.) Putting on my "disliked" list.

    June 23, 2007