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fester

fes·ter

fester

 
 
pronunciation:
fe str
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: festered, festering, festers
definition 1: to become filled with pus; become infected.
Take care of that boil, or it will fester.
 
definition 2: to be or become a source of growing irritation.
His resentment of his brother festered until he could no longer contain it.
definition 3: to become rotten or corrupt.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to become infected, inflamed, or rotten.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an infected sore.
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