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Definition of fester:

  1. A festering or rankling.
  2. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
  3. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.
  4. To cause to fester or rankle.
  5. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.


maturate, grow, putrefy, ooze, mature, get on, anger, decay, gall, plague, rankle, smolder, senesce, suppurating sore, suppurate, age, rot.

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