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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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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) To become worse or more intense
“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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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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Show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred, or another powerful emotion
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(of water or air) To cease to flow or move
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To become inactive or unchanging
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To ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
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Cause persistent distress or anxiety
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To agitate, or cause unrest or excitement in
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To tarnish with something undesirable
Noun
Plural for an inflamed spot on the surface of the skin
“Mrs. Poulter's ill-humor was at this time not a little increased by a painful fester on her left hand.”
Noun
Plural for a festering
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