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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.
References in classic literature ?
Out of nater, sir, quite out of nater,” said Elnathan, attempting to expectorate, but succeeding only in throwing a light, frothy substance, like a flake of snow, into the fire—” quite out of nater that a wound so well dressed, and with the ball in my pocket, should fester.
His forearms were black and blue from wrist to elbow, what of the countless blows he had warded off, and here and there the tortured flesh was beginning to fester.
And beneath will be the abyss, wherein will fester and starve and rot, and ever renew itself, the common people, the great bulk of the population.