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fester

 [fes´ter]
to suppurate superficially.

fes·ter

(fes'tĕr),
1. To form pus or putrefy.
2. To make inflamed.
[L. fistula]

fester

/fes·ter/ (fes´ter) to suppurate superficially.

fester

(fĕs′tər)
v. fes·tered, fes·tering, fes·ters
v.intr.
1. To generate pus; suppurate.
2. To form an ulcer.
3. To undergo decay; rot.
n.
A small festering sore or ulcer; a pustule.

fester

1 to become superficially inflamed and pus-producing.
2 to become increasingly virulent.

fes·ter

(fes'tĕr)
1. To form pus or putrefy.
2. To make inflamed.
[L. fistula]

fester

to suppurate superficially.
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