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.]

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