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1. pus

noun. ['ˈpʌs'] a fluid product of inflammation.

Synonyms

  • humor
  • sanies
  • festering
  • humour
  • liquid body substance
  • purulence
  • bodily fluid
  • body fluid
  • gleet
  • suppuration

Antonyms

  • ill humor

Etymology

  • pus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pus

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How do you pronounce pus?

Pronounce pus as pəs.

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Example sentences of the word pus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The physician examines the skin and may need to culture the pus from the follicles.

2. Verb, past participle
There may be pus in the bump, but sometimes the bump may be hard instead of pus-filled.

Quotes containing the word pus


1. How many fears came between us?Earthquakes, diseases, wars where hellrained smoldering pus from skies made of winged death.Horror tore this world asunder.While inside the bleeding smokeand beyond the shredded weeping fleshwe memorized tales of infinite good.--from The History Lesson
- Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

2. pus-forming_bacteria

noun. bacteria that produce pus.

Synonyms

  • bacterium

3. Pus

noun. the tenth month of the Hindu calendar.

Synonyms

  • Pansa
  • Hindu calendar
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