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1. fester

noun. ['ˈfɛstɝ'] a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus.

Synonyms

  • sore

Antonyms

  • enlist
  • hold

Etymology

  • festre (French)
  • fistula (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word fester


1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead of letting resentment fester, set boundaries in how you interact with each other.

2. Adverb, comparative
So, don't let problems fester.

3. Verb, base form
Hip impingement isn't necessarily dangerous, but it can be problematic if you let it fester too long.

Quotes containing the word fester


1. HarlemWhat happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

2. When spontaneous demoralizing thoughts seep into your conscience, don't trip...allowing them to fester. These are random tests of your conviction and determination. Large or small, your reaction to such intrusions is a defining moment for which no one else, but you, can mitigate.
- T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

3. Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney Harris

2. fester

verb. ['ˈfɛstɝ'] ripen and generate pus.

Synonyms

  • eject
  • suppurate
  • mature
  • discharge
  • exhaust
  • maturate
  • expel

Antonyms

  • requisition
  • confine
  • spell
  • birth

Etymology

  • festre (French)
  • fistula (Latin)
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