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 Dictionary entry overview: What does festering mean? 

  The noun FESTERING has 2 senses:

1. (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
2. a fluid product of inflammation

  Familiarity information: FESTERING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes


festering; suppuration; maturation

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

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Sense 2festering [BACK TO TOP]


A fluid product of inflammation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


sanies; festering; ichor; purulence; pus; suppuration

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

bodily fluid; body fluid; humor; humour; liquid body substance (the liquid parts of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "festering"):

gleet (a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea)

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