Definitions for festerˈfɛs tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fester, suppurating sore(verb)

    a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

  2. fester, maturate, suppurate(verb)

    ripen and generate pus

    "her wounds are festering"


  1. fester(Verb)

    To become septic; to become rotten.

  2. fester(Verb)

    To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.

    Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester.

  3. Origin: From festre, from fistula

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fester(noun)

    to generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers

  2. Fester(noun)

    to be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle

  3. Fester(verb)

    to cause to fester or rankle

  4. Fester(noun)

    a small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule

  5. Fester(noun)

    a festering or rankling

  6. Origin: [OF. festre, L. fistula a sort of ulcer. Cf. Fistula.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fester

    fes′tėr, v.i. to become corrupt or malignant: to suppurate.—v.t. to cause to fester or rankle.—n. a wound discharging corrupt matter. [O. Fr. festre—L. fistula, an ulcer.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Ing:

    But those issues still fester.

  2. Jessamyn West:

    A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.

  3. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    When suspicion and hostility is allowed to fester it can erupt into unrest.

  4. Morticia Addams - from the Addams Family movie:

    We gladly feast on those who would subdue us ... not just pretty words, Fester.

  5. Nate Lance:

    We are equally appalled that the state government continues to let this persecution fester, allowing more Christians to be displaced, imprisoned, and beaten, if the government does not intervene to protect religious minorities, I see no reason why the trend of increased persecution will not continue.

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