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(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus.  Synonyms: festering, maturation.
A fluid product of inflammation.  Synonyms: festering, ichor, purulence, pus, sanies.

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... extremely troublesome. The animals become indisposed, and the secretion of milk is much lessened. Inflamed spots now begin to appear on different parts of the hands of the domestics employed in milking, and sometimes on the wrists, which run on to suppuration, first assuming the appearance of the small vesications produced by a burn. Most commonly they appear about the joints of the fingers and at their extremities; but whatever parts are affected, if the situation will admit the superficial suppurations put ...
— A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5) • Henry Smith Williams

... terror and depression, weak, rapid heart action, and agonizing local pain. I made two small incisions in the region of the wound upon the dorsum of the hand, and injected permanganate of potassium freely. This patient ultimately recovered, but only after sloughing and prolonged suppuration. I believe that had I incised freely and at once from the palmar surface, I would have been spared ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892 • Various

... TREATMENT OF BUBOES.—To prevent suppuration, treatment must be instituted as soon as they appear. Compresses, wet in a solution composed of half an ounce of muriate of ammonia, three drachms of the fluid extract of belladonna, and a pint of water, ...
— Searchlights on Health - The Science of Eugenics • B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols

... of this remedy render it of additional value, as it will certainly destroy the tendency to unhealthy suppuration, and thus ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886 • Various

... opening of the abscess, whether by Vesalius or someone else, relieved the pressure on the brain; that a critical period of exhaustion followed, probably prolonged by the Moor's premature caustic, which stopped the suppuration: but that God's good handiwork, called nature, triumphed at last; and that therefore it came to pass that the prince was out of danger within three days of the operation. But he was taught, it seems, to attribute his recovery to a very different source from that ...
— Historical Lectures and Essays • Charles Kingsley

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