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Adjective
“The cobbles were littered with festering garbage.”
Adjective
“Recrimination and festering resentment.”
Adjective
“Afflicted by festering sores.”
Noun
The process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances
“… the ghastly festering of the corpses abandoned on the battlefield.”
Verb
Present participle for to grow worse and increasingly hostile
“Sinclair's likely departure will raise further questions about how last week's shake-up was handled and what long-term dissatisfaction may fester among others who lost out.”
Verb
Present participle for to become septic
“People generally try to avoid brown recluse spiders because their bites fester into painful sores.”
Verb
Present participle for to go through decomposition
“You and your friends may not mind empties on the counter, pizza boxes growing mould and dishes festering in the kitchen and bathroom sinks and of course the bathtub, but it may be hazardous to your health.”
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