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Verb
Past tense for to become septic (and typically ooze pus)
“People generally try to avoid brown recluse spiders because their bites fester into painful sores.”
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Past tense for to decompose or break down, especially biologically
“An old half-cooked steak was allowed to fester under the gray carpet.”
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(of a feeling or problem) Past tense for to become worse or more intense
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“It is cheaper to find and treat the cause, rather than to allow the problem to fester with our support and unwitting encouragement.”
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Past tense for to feel or cause annoyance or aggravation to
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“He frowned in consternation, as the thought that he was being self-pitying and needlessly suspicious began to fester him.”
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Past tense for burn, simmer
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(of water or air) Past tense for to cease to flow or move
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Past tense for to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
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Past tense for cause persistent distress or anxiety
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Past tense for to agitate, or cause unrest or excitement in
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Past tense for to tarnish with something undesirable
Adjective
Sore from infection or sepsis
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