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fester


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fester  \Fes"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Festered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Festering}.]  [OE.  festern,  fr  fester,  n.;  or  fr  OF 
  festrir  fr  festre,  n.  See  {Fester},  n.] 
  1.  To  generate  pus;  to  become  imflamed  and  suppurate;  as  a 
  sore  or  a  wound  festers. 
 
  Wounds  immedicable  Rankle,  and  fester,  and  gangrene. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Unkindness  may  give  a  wound  that  shall  bleed  and 
  smart,  but  it  is  treachery  that  makes  it  fester. 
  --South. 
 
  Hatred  .  .  .  festered  in  the  hearts  of  the  children 
  of  the  soil.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  be  inflamed;  to  grow  virulent,  or  malignant;  to  grow  in 
  intensity;  to  rankle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fester  \Fes`ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  fester  or  rankle. 
 
  For  which  I  burnt  in  inward,  swelt'ring  hate,  And 
  festered  ranking  malice  in  my  breast.  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fester  \Fes"ter\,  n.  [OF.  festre,  L.  fistula  a  sort  of  ulcer. 
  Cf  {Fistula}.] 
  1.  A  small  sore  which  becomes  inflamed  and  discharges  corrupt 
  matter;  a  pustule. 
 
  2.  A  festering  or  rankling. 
 
  The  fester  of  the  chain  their  necks.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fester 
  n  :  a  sore  that  has  become  inflamed  and  formed  pus  [syn:  {suppurating 
  sore}] 
  v  :  generate  pus;  of  wounds  [syn:  {suppurate}] 




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