fester

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French festre, from Latin fistula

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fester (third-person singular simple present festers, present participle festering, simple past and past participle festered)

  1. To become septic; to become rotten.
    • Milton
      Wounds immedicable / Rankle, and fester, and gangrene.
  2. To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
    Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester.
    • Macaulay
      Hatred [] festered in the hearts of the children of the soil.
  3. To cause to fester or rankle.
    • Marston
      For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate, / And fester'd rankling malice in my breast.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

fester c

  1. plural indefinite of fest

VerbEdit

fester

  1. present tense of feste

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AdjectiveEdit

fester

  1. inflected form of fest

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fester

  1. indefinite plural of fest
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