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Adjective
Suffering from decay or decomposition
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“The cobbles were littered with festering garbage.”
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Black-hearted
“Recrimination and festering resentment.”
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Infected with microorganisms, especially harmful bacteria
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“Afflicted by festering sores.”
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Of or relating to an ulcer
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Causing annoyance or frustration
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Noun
The process of organic decay or rotting
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A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection
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.”
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Present participle for to become septic
“People generally try to avoid brown recluse spiders because their bites fester into painful sores.”
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Present participle for to decompose or break down, especially biologically
“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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Present participle for burn, simmer
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(of water or air) Present participle for to cease to flow or move
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Present participle for break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Present participle for to become inactive or unchanging
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Present participle for cause persistent distress or anxiety
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Present participle for to undergo or cause to undergo fermentation
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Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
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Present participle for to flow in a stream
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