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Definitions of pus

  1. a fluid product of inflammation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the tenth month of the Hindu calendar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The white or yellowish-white matter found in sores, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. That which has become putrid: white matter of a sore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Creamy liquid formed on a sore; matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Secretion from inflamed tissues. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Purulent matter from a wound or sore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The white or yellowish matter formed in wounds or on sores. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pus

  1. On the next day I found that the poultice had not been applied; there were more pain and swelling; an eschar was formed over the puncture which I removed and thus gave issue to a considerable quantity of pus I again enjoined the application of a cold poultice kept constantly moist and cold with water. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom
  2. Hit 'uz one er deze yer kinder money- pus wid tossle on de een' en shiny rings in de middle. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
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