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Definition of Fester


  1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.
  2. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.
  3. To cause to fester or rankle.
  4. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
  5. A festering or rankling.

Fester Quotations

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
Jessamyn West

Pain is something that's common to human life. When we ignore it, we aren't engaging in the whole reality, and the pain begins to fester.
Karen Armstrong

It is typical of women to fester and ferment over disappointments, slights, annoyances, angers, etc.
Laura Schlessinger

Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. But because the conflict was allowed to fester without a resolution, religion got sucked into the escalating cycle of violence and became part of the problem.
Karen Armstrong

As a novelist, I mined my history, my family and my memory, but in a very specific way. Writing fiction, I never made use of experiences immediately as they happened. I needed to let things fester in my memory, mature and transmogrify into something meaningful.
Ayelet Waldman
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Fester Translations

fester in German is eitern, verfaulen, verfaulen
fester in Swedish is bulna, vara sig

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