Fester

Definition of Fester

Fes`ter
v. i.1.To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.
[imp. & p. p. Festered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Festering.]
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.
v. t.1.To cause to fester or rankle.
For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate,
And festered ranking malice in my breast.
- Marston.
n.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.

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