Fester – meaning of the word

If a cut or other injury festers, it becomes infected and produces pus. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If an argument or bad feeling festers, it continues so that feelings of hate or lack of satisfaction increase. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If you say that a situation, problem, or feeling is festering, you disapprove of the fact that it is being allowed to grow more unpleasant or full of anger, because it is not properly recognised or dealt with. (Collins Dictionary)

If a wound festers, it becomes infected, making it worse. (Collins Dictionary)

To generate pus. (Merriam – Webster)

To cause increasing poisoning, irritation, or bitterness: Rankle. (Merriam – Webster)

(of a wound or sore) become septic; suppurate. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of food or rubbish) become rotten and offensive to the senses. (Oxford Dictionary)

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