Suppurate vs Indigested - What's the difference?

suppurate | indigested |

As a verb suppurate

is to form or discharge pus.

As an adjective indigested is

not digested; undigested.




  • To form or discharge pus.
  • To cause to generate pus.
  • to suppurate a sore
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    (en adjective)
  • Not digested; undigested
  • * Dryden
  • Indigested food.
  • Not resolved; not regularly disposed and arranged; not methodical; crude.
  • an indigested array of facts
  • * Burke
  • In hot reformations the whole is generally crude, harsh, and indigested .
  • * South
  • This, like an indigested meteor, appeared and disappeared almost at the same time.
  • (medicine, obsolete) Not in a state suitable for healing; said of wounds.
  • (medicine, obsolete) Not ripened or suppurated; said of an abscess or its contents.
  • Not softened by heat, hot water, or steam.
  • (Webster 1913)