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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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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
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Present participle 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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Present participle 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) Present participle 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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Present participle for to feel or cause annoyance or aggravation to
“He frowned in consternation, as the thought that he was being self-pitying and needlessly suspicious began to fester him.”
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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 to become inactive or unchanging
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Present participle for to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
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Present participle for cause persistent distress or anxiety
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Present participle for to agitate, or cause unrest or excitement in
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Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
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