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synonyms for fester

  • smolder
  • aggravate
  • blister
  • canker
  • chafe
  • decay
  • gall
  • gather
  • irk
  • maturate
  • putrefy
  • rankle
  • rot
  • suppurate
  • ulcer
  • ulcerate
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antonyms for fester

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  • build
  • delight
  • flourish
  • grow
  • improve
  • make happy
  • please
  • dissipate
  • get better
  • heal
  • lessen
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How to use fester in a sentence

Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips and the nails worked loose.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The wrong done the body politic may fester unseen, but it festers on all the same.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
Only such carrion as this was left to fester upon the earth, to poison the lives of decent men and women.
A SHEAF OF CORNMARY E. MANN
The enemies of their fellows are bred, not in deserts, but in cities, where human creatures fester together in heaps.
IMPRESSIONS AND COMMENTSHAVELOCK 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
Now they were gone, and he with them: the world, with May beginning, was too sweet a place for such vermin to fester in.
REST HARROWMAURICE HEWLETT
If part of a piece of meat that they have torn up were to remain under a claw, it would fester and cause a sore.
THE WONDERS OF THE JUNGLE, BOOK TWOPRINCE SARATH GHOSH
Without some outlet, the anger caused by the ever-occurring troubles of life is apt to rankle and fester within.
IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOWJEROME K. JEROME
It is like the red "chigoe" which inserts his tiny head in the flesh and burrows until he causes a throbbing fester.
THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
Delay was causing all these disputes to fester, and the public mind of the two countries was infected with hostility.
THE PATH OF EMPIRECARL RUSSELL FISH
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WORDS RELATED TO FESTER

  • boil
  • burble
  • churn
  • eddy
  • effervesce
  • erupt
  • fester
  • fizz
  • gurgle
  • gush
  • issue
  • moil
  • murmur
  • percolate
  • ripple
  • seep
  • seethe
  • simmer
  • smolder
  • sparkle
  • spume
  • stir
  • swash
  • trickle
  • well
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.