Part of speech:
The usually yellowish-white liquid matter produced in certain infections, consisting of bacteria, white corpuscles, serum, etc.
The condition of containing or discharging pus.
The formation or discharge of pus.
A thin, acrid, watery discharge from a wound or sore
A thin, often greenish, serous discharge from a wound or ulcer
(Biology) The processes by which gametes are formed, including the reduction of chromosomes in a germ cell from the diploid number to the haploid number by meiosis.
To cause to generate pus.
To deteriorate through neglect or inactivity; languish or decline:
To become sore or inflamed; fester:
To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To produce a hole or worn spot in; corrode.
To decay is defined as to rot, lose strength or deteriorate.
To cause a blister to form on.
To afflict with a plague
To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
To exude moisture.
To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
(Intransitive) To become better.
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