- pus:  English borrowed pus from Latin pūs, which was descended from the prehistoric Indo- European base *pū- (source also of English foul and Latin puter ‘rotten’, from which English gets putrid ). Its stem form pūr- has given English purulent  and suppurate . The Greek relative of Latin pūs was púon ‘pus’, from which English gets pyorrhoea .
=> foul, purulent, putrid, pyorrhoea, suppurate
- pus (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin pus "pus, matter from a sore;" figuratively "bitterness, malice" (related to puter "rotten" and putere "to stink"), from PIE *pu- (2) "to rot, decay" (cognates: Sanskrit puyati "rots, stinks," putih "stinking, foul, rotten;" Greek puon "discharge from a sore," pythein "to cause to rot;" Lithuanian puviu "to rot;" Gothic fuls, Old English ful "foul"), perhaps originally echoic of a natural exclamation of disgust.
- 1. The wound had not healed properly and was oozing pus.
- 2. The wound is still discharging pus.
- 3. The wound discharges pus.
- 4. Disfiguring subcutaneous lesions bulge onto the surface and at intervals discharge pus.
- 5. The bandage, stiff with pus and blood , was stuck fast to the torn muscles.
- 绷带上满是脓血, 紧粘在血肉上.
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