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EtymologyEdit

From Old French festre (cognate with Italian fistola, Occitan fistola, Spanish fistola), from Latin fistula. The verb is derived from the noun, while the “condition of something that festers” noun sense is derived from the verb.

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NounEdit

fester (plural festers)

  1. (pathology, obsolete) A fistula.
  2. (pathology) A sore or an ulcer of the skin.
  3. The condition of something that festers; a festering; a festerment.

VerbEdit

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

  1. (intransitive) To become septic; to become rotten.
  2. (intransitive) To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
    Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester.
  3. (transitive) To cause to fester or rankle.

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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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

fester m

  1. indefinite plural of fest

VerbEdit

fester

  1. present tense of feste

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fester

  1. indefinite plural of fest