verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of fester
OTHER WORDS FROM festerun·fes·tered, adjectiveun·fes·ter·ing, adjective
Words nearby fester
Example sentences from the Web for fester
We denied them loans, closed them off in housing projects, redlined their neighborhoods, and left them to fester.
I've tried to forget the grudges, the painful memories, the resentments I allowed to fester in my heart for so long.How 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming' Taught Me It's OK to Love My Hometown|Justin Green|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Low-grade insurgencies fester in other states, notably among the Karen minority.Obama Does Delicate Dance on Historic Visit to Burma|Lennox Samuels|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But they will leave the country rudderless, the victory will be hollow, and the problems will be left to fester.
Jewish refugees were absorbed in Israel and the West; the Palestinians were left to fester in camps.
Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips and the nails worked loose.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
The wrong done the body politic may fester unseen, but it festers on all the same.
Only such carrion as this was left to fester upon the earth, to poison the lives of decent men and women.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
The enemies of their fellows are bred, not in deserts, but in cities, where human creatures fester together in heaps.Impressions And Comments|Havelock Ellis
There are words a man has no power or wish to say to a man, yet which must be spoken or they fester in his mind.A Book o' Nine Tales.|Arlo Bates