Fester



[fes-ter] /ˈfɛs tər/

verb (used without object)
1.
to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate.
2.
to cause ulceration, as a foreign body in the flesh.
3.
to putrefy or rot.
4.
to rankle, as a feeling of resentment.
verb (used with object)
5.
to cause to rankle:
Malice festered his spirit.
noun
6.
an ulcer; a rankling sore.
7.
a small, purulent, superficial sore.
/ˈfɛstə/
verb
1.
to form or cause to form pus
2.
(intransitive) 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.
(intransitive) (informal) to be idle or inactive
noun
5.
a small ulcer or sore containing pus
v.

late 14c., from Old French festre “small sore discharging pus,” from Latin fistula “pipe, ulcer” (see fistula). The noun is from c.1300. Related: Festered; festering.

fester fes·ter (fěs’tər)
v. fes·tered, fes·ter·ing, fes·ters

n.
An ulcer.

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