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adjective as in inflamed

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It brings out the distance and doubt that festered within the proximate intimacy of the Marston family.

Erik then shows me the area where the old Jewish ghetto once festered, just northeast of the main square.

Because, first of all, it sopped up all the brain cells for a year while other problems festered.

This may be the region where Islam was born, but it is also the place where Islam has lately festered and decayed.

He has festered so long on death row and so inflated his profile that fellow inmates now call him “Pops.”

A firm trust in His protecting care would have been a balm for every wound which festered and rankled at my heart's core.

Many saw a visitation for some secret sin, that otherwise might have festered inwardly and destroyed the immortal part.

The hot summer was on—Jacobus Laningdale had selected the time shrewdly—and the plague festered everywhere.

As the wound festered and made him loathsome to the army he was left in Lemnos in the first year of the war.

A nail, hidden behind the canvas entered his hand; the wound festered, and he died.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to festered, such as: fevered, infected, irritated, sore, swollen, and blistered.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.