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suppurative

[suhp-yuh-rey-tiv] /ˈsʌp yəˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
suppurating; characterized by suppuration.
2.
promoting suppuration.
noun
3.
a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Medieval Latin suppūrātīvus. See suppurate, -ive
Related forms
nonsuppurative, adjective
postsuppurative, adjective
unsuppurative, adjective
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suppurative

/ˈsʌpjʊrətɪv/
adjective
1.
causing suppuration
noun
2.
any suppurative drug
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Word Origin and History for unsuppurative

suppurative

adj.

1540s, from Modern Latin suppurativus, from suppurat-, stem of suppurare (see suppuration).

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