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- 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
There is still another variety, the suppurative, which is the most intense of all, and indicates the production of an abscess and the entire destruction of the tissue implicated.
Mr. F----, about sixty, was supposed to have the gout in his hand, which however suppurated, and it was then called the suppurative rheumatism.
Heat is suppurative, but not in all kinds of sores, but when it is, it furnishes the greatest test of their being free from danger.
- Shooting pains exacerbated by movements of the tongue and swallowing, with localized swelling, are due to a suppurative cellulitis.
- Congestive or suppurative pericoronitis, with pain, redness, and swelling of the gum, and sometimes pus, is caused by the eruption of teeth
- Acute suppurative cellulitis: fever, malaise, gum swollen and very tender, with fluctuation.
It is possible that a slight non-suppurative infection, which does not prevent the union of tissues "per primam intentionem", may yet be sufficient to cause thrombosis.
Then the “suppurative fever” diminished and disappeared.
Some of the most brilliant results have been obtained in suppurative inflammation of the inner ear by a single application of Mullein oil.
It quite prevented all exhausting suppurative discharges and drainings.