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Definition of "exudate" [ex•u•date]

  • A substance that has oozed forth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exudate" in a sentence
  • "They highlight that the indications for tonsillectomy are not just in cases of strep infections but in cases of severe tonsillitis manifested by fever, swollen glands — enlargement of the lymph nodes — and exudate fluid, said Schreibstein."
  • "In 2007, R B Berry wrote: That a high cohesive gel implant could have suffered such a massive failure only three years after implantation is very worrying and, in this case, not only had silicone migrated to a regional lymph node, but the exposed silicone gel appears to have provoked an inflammatory response with the production of a significant quantity of serous exudate."
  • "This unique gelling action enables the dressings to lock in exudate and its harmful components* (4,5,6)."