Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suppurate

2 senses of suppurate

Sense 1
suppurate, mature -- (cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules")
       => draw -- (cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus")

Sense 2
fester, maturate, suppurate -- (ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering")
       => exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

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