the process of suppurating.
the matter produced by suppuration; pus.

1535–45; < Latin suppūrātiōn- (stem of suppūrātiō) a forming of pus. See suppurate, -ion Unabridged
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suppuration (ˌsʌpjʊˈreɪʃən)
1.  the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc
2.  the discharge itself

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from L. suppurationem (nom. suppuratio), noun of action from suppuratum, pp. of suppurare "form or discharge pus," from sub "under" + stem of pus (see pus).
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suppuration sup·pu·ra·tion (sŭp'yə-rā'shən)
The formation or discharge of pus. Also called pyesis, pyopoiesis, pyosis.

sup'pu·ra'tive adj.
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Example sentences
As a matter of fact her back was covered with them, some in active suppuration, others in the ulcerating stage.
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