Festering
Fester Fes"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Festered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Festering}.] [OE. festern, fr. fester, n.; or fr. OF. festrir, fr. festre, n. See {Fester}, n.] 1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers. [1913 Webster]

Wounds immedicable Rankle, and fester, and gangrene. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart, but it is treachery that makes it fester. --South. [1913 Webster]

Hatred . . . festered in the hearts of the children of the soil. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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