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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 festering
      n 1: (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or
           a vesicle and the discharge of pus [syn: suppuration,
           maturation]
      2: a fluid product of inflammation [syn: pus, purulence, suppuration,
          ichor, sanies]