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fester

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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festerfes‧ter /ˈfestə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive]  1 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCUNPLEASANTif an unpleasant feeling or problem festers, it gets worse because it has not been dealt with The dispute can be traced back to resentments which have festered for centuries.2 MIILLNESS/DISEASEif a wound festers, it becomes infected festering sores3 DECAYif rubbish or dirty objects fester, they decay and smell bad
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festerDeep in the interstices of daily life, no doubt, frustrations gnawed at him and resentments festered.Our eyes joined across the metres of festering carpet.The insider-trading case also revisits a long festering controversy.Gone too are sources of social difficulty, human reminders of festering disagreements and failed love affairs.The school toilet was a festering, diseased shed at the ravine's edge.Disputes between environmentalists and loggers have been festering for decades.The animal parts were allowed to fester in the hot sun.A festering inflammation on his foot kept him from joining the Capuchin order.It was clear to everyone that it would only aggravate the festering wound.
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Verb table
fester
Simple Form
Present
theyfester
itfesters
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Past
it, theyfestered
Present perfect
theyhave festered
ithas festered
Past perfect
it, theyhad festered
Future
it, theywill fester
Future perfect
it, theywill have festered
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare festering
itis festering
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Past
theywere festering
itwas festering
Present perfect
theyhave been festering
ithas been festering
Past perfect
it, theyhad been festering
Future
it, theywill be festering
Future perfect
it, theywill have been festering
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