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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But those issues still fester.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
When suspicion and hostility is allowed to fester it can erupt into unrest.
We gladly feast on those who would subdue us ... not just pretty words, Fester.
If you don't fix a problem, it will fester, and this is exactly what we have now.
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