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Definition of Fester

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

My son John was just under a year old when I collapsed with a life-threatening kidney disease. The shame and guilt resulting from my unplanned pregnancy had continued to fester to the point that my toxic feelings literally poisoned my body.
Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Christians can have doubts and they can have questions, and the unhealthy way to deal with that is to keep them inside where they fester and grow and can undermine our faith. The healthy way to deal with it is to talk about it and be honest about it.
Lee Strobel

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
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Fester Translations

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

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