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ˈfɛs tərfes·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fester, suppurating soreverb

    a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

  2. fester, maturate, suppurateverb

    ripen and generate pus

    "her wounds are festering"

Wiktionary

  1. festerverb

    To become septic; to become rotten.

    Etymology: From festre, from fistula

  2. festerverb

    To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.

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

    Etymology: From festre, from fistula

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festernoun

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

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

  2. Festernoun

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

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

  3. Festerverb

    to cause to fester or rankle

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

  4. Festernoun

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

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

  5. Festernoun

    a festering or rankling

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of fester in a Sentence

  1. Morticia Addams - from the Addams Family movie:

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

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    (C)(P) FEAR- IS THE DRIVING FORCE WHICH FUELS THE EBB AND FLOWS OF ALL THAT IS- AMERICAN SOCIETY. IT IS GENERATIONAL, AND WILL NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON BECAUSE IT IS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE FABRIC AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO ALLOW IT TO GROW AND FESTER. CANCER MAY HAVE A CURE, BUT RACISM DOES NOT.

  3. Nikhil Pahwa:

    Facebook is currently facing a global problem of trust, regulators do not trust them at this point in time because they have allowed certain activity to fester without dealing with it.

  4. Bradley Birkenfeld:

    If you don't fix a problem, it will fester, and this is exactly what we have now.

  5. John Ing:

    It's the proverbial dead-cat bounce. After days of worries, the market's in a relief rally on the heels of New York and hopes that we get a respite on everything from China to Greece, but those issues still fester...We're in uncharted waters as far as the Greece exit, and the (Chinese) market collapse is only 30 percent after a 150 percent gain.

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