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fes·ter

(fĕs′tər)
v. fes·tered, fes·ter·ing, fes·ters
v. intr.
1. To generate pus; suppurate.
2. To form an ulcer.
3. To undergo decay; rot.
4.
a. To be or become an increasing source of irritation or poisoning; rankle: bitterness that festered and grew.
b. To be subject to or exist in a condition of decline: allowed the once beautiful park to fester.
v. tr.
To infect, inflame, or corrupt.
n.
A small festering sore or ulcer; a pustule.

[Middle English festren, from festre, fistula, from Old French, from Latin fistula; see fistula.]

fester

(ˈfɛstə)
vb
1. (Medicine) to form or cause to form pus
2. (intr) to become rotten; decay
3. to become or cause to become bitter, irritated, etc, esp over a long period of time; rankle: resentment festered his imagination.
4. (intr) informal to be idle or inactive
n
(Medicine) a small ulcer or sore containing pus
[C13: from Old French festre suppurating sore, from Latin: fistula]

fes•ter

(ˈfɛs tər)

v.i.
1. to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate: a festering wound.
2. to cause ulceration, as a foreign body in the flesh.
3. to putrefy or rot.
4. to rankle, as resentment or bitterness: The desire for revenge festered in her heart.
v.t.
5. to cause to rankle: envy festering the spirit.
n.
6. an ulcer; a rankling sore.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French festre < Latin fistula fistula]

fester


Past participle: festered
Gerund: festering

Imperative
fester
fester
Present
I fester
you fester
he/she/it festers
we fester
you fester
they fester
Preterite
I festered
you festered
he/she/it festered
we festered
you festered
they festered
Present Continuous
I am festering
you are festering
he/she/it is festering
we are festering
you are festering
they are festering
Present Perfect
I have festered
you have festered
he/she/it has festered
we have festered
you have festered
they have festered
Past Continuous
I was festering
you were festering
he/she/it was festering
we were festering
you were festering
they were festering
Past Perfect
I had festered
you had festered
he/she/it had festered
we had festered
you had festered
they had festered
Future
I will fester
you will fester
he/she/it will fester
we will fester
you will fester
they will fester
Future Perfect
I will have festered
you will have festered
he/she/it will have festered
we will have festered
you will have festered
they will have festered
Future Continuous
I will be festering
you will be festering
he/she/it will be festering
we will be festering
you will be festering
they will be festering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been festering
you have been festering
he/she/it has been festering
we have been festering
you have been festering
they have been festering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been festering
you will have been festering
he/she/it will have been festering
we will have been festering
you will have been festering
they will have been festering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been festering
you had been festering
he/she/it had been festering
we had been festering
you had been festering
they had been festering
Conditional
I would fester
you would fester
he/she/it would fester
we would fester
you would fester
they would fester
Past Conditional
I would have festered
you would have festered
he/she/it would have festered
we would have festered
you would have festered
they would have festered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fester - a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
sore - an open skin infection
Verb1.fester - ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering"
suppurate, mature - cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

fester

verb
1. intensify, gall, smoulder, chafe, irk, rankle, aggravate Resentments are starting to fester.
2. putrefy, decay, become infected, become inflamed, suppurate, ulcerate, maturate, gather The wound is festering and gangrene has set in.
Translations
يتَقَيَّح،يتَعَفَّن
hnisat
blive betændtblive inficeret
gennyed
grafa í
pūliuoti
pūžņotstrutot
hnisať
iltihaplanmak

fester

[ˈfestəʳ] VI (Med) [wound, sore] → enconarse (fig) [anger, resentment] → enconarse

fester

[ˈfɛstər] vi
[wound] → suppurer
[ill-feeling, hostility] → couver
[problem] → s'étendre

fester

vieitern, schwären (old); (fig, insult, resentment etc) → nagen, fressen; festering sore (fig)Eiterbeule f

fester

[ˈfɛstəʳ] vi (Med) → suppurare; (anger, resentment) → covare

fester

(ˈfestə) verb
(of an open injury eg a cut or sore) to become infected. The wound began to fester.

fes·ter

v. enconarse; supurar superficialmente.
References in classic literature ?
The whole party moved swiftly through the narrow path, toward the north, leaving the healing waters to mingle unheeded with the adjacent brooks and the bodies of the dead to fester on the neighboring mount, without the rites of sepulture; a fate but too common to the warriors of the woods to excite either commiseration or comment.
The insult was terrible, and although unknown to the rest of the world, I felt it live and fester at the bottom of my heart.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!
I think thou observedst, it is probable the wound will fester, so as to occasion danger to the limb in this cold weather?
Without some outlet, the anger caused by the ever-occurring troubles of life is apt to rankle and fester within.
When they reached Yaroslavl the wound had begun to fester (Natasha knew all about such things as festering) and the doctor had said that the festering might take a normal course.
His forearms were black and blue from wrist to elbow, what of the countless blows he had warded off, and here and there the tortured flesh was beginning to fester.
And beneath will be the abyss, wherein will fester and starve and rot, and ever renew itself, the common people, the great bulk of the population.
With every kindly sympathy and affection blasted in its birth, with every young and healthy feeling flogged and starved down, with every revengeful passion that can fester in swollen hearts, eating its evil way to their core in silence, what an incipient Hell was breeding here!
It would appear that they are a half-brute, half-human species, a race apart, wherein there is no such thing as sex; that they are hatched out by the sun like turtle eggs, or receive life in some similar and sordid fashion; and that all their days they fester in brutality and viciousness, and in the end die as unlovely as they have lived.
Shadows seemed to come and go in them as if the steady flame of her soul had been made to vacillate at last in the cross-currents of poisoned air from the corrupted dark immensity claiming her for its own, where virtues themselves fester into crimes in the cynicism of oppression and revolt.
A proscribed fugitive, with a price upon his head; a fester and a wound upon the noble character of the Coketown operative