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 for fester
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fester \Fes`ter\, v. t.
     To cause to fester or rankle.
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           For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate,
           And festered ranking malice in my breast. --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fester \Fes"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Festered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Festering.] [OE. festern, fr. fester, n.; or fr. OF.
     festrir, fr. festre, n. See Fester, n.]
     1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a
        sore or a wound festers.
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              Wounds immedicable
              Rankle, and fester, and gangrene.     --Milton.
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              Unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and
              smart, but it is treachery that makes it fester.
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              Hatred . . . festered in the hearts of the children
              of the soil.                          --Macaulay.
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     2. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in
        intensity; to rankle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fester \Fes"ter\, n. [OF. festre, L. fistula a sort of ulcer.
     Cf. Fistula.]
     1. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt
        matter; a pustule.
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     2. A festering or rankling.
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              The fester of the chain their necks.  --I. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus [syn:
           fester, suppurating sore]
      v 1: ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering" [syn:
           fester, maturate, suppurate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "fester":
     abscess, afflict, agonize, ail, aposteme, bed sore, bite, blain,
     bleb, blister, boil, break up, bubo, bulla, bunion, burn, canker,
     canker sore, carbuncle, chafe, chancre, chancroid, chilblain,
     cold sore, convulse, corrupt, crucify, crumble, crumble into dust,
     cut, decay, decompose, disintegrate, distress, eschar, excruciate,
     fall into decay, fall to pieces, felon, festering, fever blister,
     fistula, fret, furuncle, furunculus, gall, gangrene, gathering,
     give pain, gnaw, go bad, go to pieces, grate, grind, gripe,
     gumboil, harrow, hemorrhoids, hurt, inflame, inflict pain,
     irritate, kibe, kill by inches, lacerate, lesion, martyr,
     martyrize, matter, mildew, mold, molder, mortify, necrose, nip,
     ooze, pain, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, petechia, pierce,
     piles, pimple, pinch, pock, polyp, prick, prolong the agony,
     pustule, put to torture, putrefy, putresce, rack, rankle, rasp,
     ripen, rising, rot, rub, run, scab, smoulder, soft chancre, sore,
     sphacelate, spoil, stab, stigma, sting, sty, suppurate,
     suppuration, swelling, torment, torture, tubercle, tweak, twist,
     ulcer, ulcerate, ulceration, wale, weep, welt, wheal, whelk,
     whitlow, wound, wring

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