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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fes·ter /ˈfɛstɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fes·ter /ˈfɛstɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fes·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Festered p. pr. & vb. n. Festering.]
 1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.
 Wounds immedicable
 Rankle, and fester, and gangrene.   --Milton.
    Unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart, but it is treachery that makes it fester.   --South.
    Hatred . . . festered in the hearts of the children of the soil.   --Macaulay.
 2. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fes·ter, v. t. To cause to fester or rankle.
 For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate,
 And festered ranking malice in my breast.   --Marston.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fes·ter, n.
 1. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
 2. A festering or rankling.
    The fester of the chain their necks.   --I. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus [syn: suppurating
      v : ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering" [syn: maturate,