Fester Definition

fĕstər
festered, festering, festers
verb
festered, festering, festers
To form pus; ulcerate.
Webster's New World
To cause the formation of pus in.
Webster's New World
To form an ulcer.
American Heritage Medicine
To grow embittered; rankle.
Webster's New World
To grow or increase in virulence.
Webster's New World
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noun
festers
A small sore filled with pus; pustule.
Webster's New World

Origin of Fester

  • Middle English festren from festre fistula from Old French from Latin fistula

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French festre, from Latin fistula

    From Wiktionary

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