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Synonyms for suppurate

cause to ripen and discharge pus

ripen and generate pus

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The painful realities of the rake's progress frequently reduce him to tears; as we saw with Jeronymo, his physical wounds also suppurate or weep.
As many as 30% of nodes will suppurate spontaneously.
An urbane philologist will find a few things to his taste: fifty words for paddock to swell our understanding of field-names, a 'lost' Old English word like fare (piglet) or tiver (for marking sheep), odd pedantries like suppurate for 'fester', sull and sully (plough) not given their Old English etymology, yob (a Staffordshire farm-labourer), but the persistent Forest of Dean woolly ship not mentioned.
About the size of a five-crown piece, round also, but noticeably suppurate.
All wounds become infected and suppurate, and associated lymphatics become swollen.
In contrast, a compound fracture, complicated by the most minor puncture wound, could suppurate and the victim would be lucky to get away with his life, let alone his limb.
Late afternoon, their bodies suppurate with cafeteria starches.
A Welsh secretary sitting in the cabinet may be seen as superfluous when a naive prime minister wants to go to war with Iraq, or Iran or North Korea Northern Ireland, on the other hand, is a festering sore that fails to respond to any treatment because there were no political or religious leaders of courage around back in 1969 when it again began to suppurate.