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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fluid product of inflammation; (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus.

Usage examples (31)
  • The analogy between this phenomenon and what happens when a man has a splinter that causes inflammation and suppuration is extraordinary.
  • Healing then occurs by granulation or suppuration, which is termed healing by second intention.
  • Patients seldom apply to the surgeon before suppuration has taken place.
  • Sometimes suppuration or formation of pustules containing pus is present. for more
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