Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers. "Wounds immedicable Rankle, and fester, and gangrene." (Milton) "Unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart, but it is treachery that makes it fester." (South) "Hatred . . . Festered in the hearts of the children of the soil." (Macaulay) 2. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle. Origin: OE. Festern, fr. Fester,; or fr. OF. Festrir, fr. Festre, See Fester. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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