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FESTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fester mean? 

FESTER (noun)
  The noun FESTER has 1 sense:

1. a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

  Familiarity information: FESTER used as a noun is very rare.


FESTER (verb)
  The verb FESTER has 1 sense:

1. ripen and generate pus

  Familiarity information: FESTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FESTER (noun)


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Meaning:

A sore that has become inflamed and formed pus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

fester; suppurating sore

Hypernyms ("fester" is a kind of...):

sore (an open skin infection)


FESTER (verb)


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Meaning:

Ripen and generate pus

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

fester; suppurate; maturate

Context example:

her wounds are festering

Hypernyms (to "fester" is one way to...):

discharge; eject; expel; release (eliminate (substances) from the body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody's (body part) ----s


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