Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate;
as, a sore or a wound.
fester, and gangrene.
Unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart, but it is treachery that makes it
Hatred . . .
festeredin the hearts of the children of the soil.
To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.
To cause to fester or rankle.
For which I burnt in inward, swelt’ring hate,
festeredranking malice in my breast.
fistulaa sort of ulcer. Cf.
A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
A festering or rankling.
festerof the chain their necks.
Webster 1828 Edition
To rankle; to corrupt; to grow virulent.
We say of a sore or wound, it festers.
Passion and unkindness may give a wound that shall bleed and smart; but it is treachery that makes it fester.