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synonyms for festered

  • fevered
  • infected
  • irritated
  • sore
  • swollen
  • blistered
  • burnt
  • chafed
  • festering
  • scalded
  • tender
  • bloodshot
  • raw
  • red
  • septic
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How to use festered in a sentence

A firm trust in His protecting care would have been a balm for every wound which festered and rankled at my heart's core.
THE MONCTONS: A NOVEL, VOLUME ISUSANNA MOODIE
Many saw a visitation for some secret sin, that otherwise might have festered inwardly and destroyed the immortal part.
CRIPPS, THE CARRIERR. D. (RICHARD DODDRIDGE) BLACKMORE
The hot summer was on—Jacobus Laningdale had selected the time shrewdly—and the plague festered everywhere.
THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONGJACK LONDON
As the wound festered and made him loathsome to the army he was left in Lemnos in the first year of the war.
AUTHORS OF GREECET. W. LUMB
A nail, hidden behind the canvas entered his hand; the wound festered, and he died.
SHAKESPEARE AS A DRAMATIC ARTISTRICHARD G. MOULTON
Wet and rotten leaves reeked and festered under the foul haze which rose from the woods.
SIR NIGELARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
She was afflicted with most frightful ailments, her wounds festered, and worms bred in her putrefying flesh.
EN ROUTEJ.-K. (JORIS-KARL) HUYSMANS
The very name of Fingal was hateful to him; it was a plague-spot on his peace that festered there incurably.
STORIES OF COMEDYVARIOUS
The light in the room seemed to brood to a denser yellow, and anon to grow dim; the stuffed court festered; voices spoke, but low.
THE LORD OF THE SEAM. P. SHIEL
But if at last he doth come, it is when the wound's festered, the Ague in the blood, or that the body is incurable.
THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
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WORDS RELATED TO FESTERED

  • blistered
  • bloodshot
  • burnt
  • chafed
  • festered
  • festering
  • fevered
  • infected
  • irritated
  • raw
  • red
  • scalded
  • septic
  • sore
  • swollen
  • tender
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.