- n (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
- n a fluid product of inflammation
- He burns the body to bring on a fever in cases of chronic diseases of the joints, obstinate suppuration, cardiac inflammation following chronic ulceration.
- A spongy cauliflower-shaped mass on the back of his head and other body growths gave off an odious suppuration.
- Dread like suppuration oozes from the deep, unmedicated wound in her mind.