fester, suppurating sore(verb)
a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
fester, maturate, suppurate(verb)
ripen and generate pus
"her wounds are festering"
To become septic; to become rotten.
To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester.
Origin: From festre, from fistula
to generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers
to be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle
to cause to fester or rankle
a small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule
a festering or rankling
Origin: [OF. festre, L. fistula a sort of ulcer. Cf. Fistula.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of fester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of fester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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