fester [fes′tər]
[ME festre < OFr < L fistula: see FISTULA]
a small sore filled with pus; pustule
[ME festren < the n.]
1. to form pus; ulcerate
a) to grow embittered; rankle
b) to grow or increase in virulence
3. to decay
1. to cause the formation of pus in
2. to make rankle; embitter

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  • Fester — Fes ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Festered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Festering}.] [OE. festern, fr. fester, n.; or fr. OF. festrir, fr. festre, n. See {Fester}, n.] 1. To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fester — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gustav Fester, deutscher Chemiker Richard Fester (Historiker) (1860–1945), deutscher Historiker und Hochschullehrer Richard Fester (Linguist) (1910–1982), deutscher Paläolinguist Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fester — Fes ter, n. [OF. festre, L. fistula a sort of ulcer. Cf. {Fistula}.] 1. A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule. [1913 Webster] 2. A festering or rankling. [1913 Webster] The fester of the chain their necks. I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fester — Fes ter, v. t. To cause to fester or rankle. [1913 Webster] For which I burnt in inward, swelt ring hate, And festered ranking malice in my breast. Marston. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fester — Fester, Richard, Geschichtschreiber, geb. 20. Sept. 1860 in Frankfurt a. M., habilitierte sich 1893 in München, wurde 1896 außerordentlicher, 1899 ordentlicher Professor in Erlangen. Er veröffentlichte: »Die armierten Stände und die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • fester — index annoy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Fester — m Low German: variant of VESTER (SEE Vester) …   First names dictionary

  • fester — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. festre small sore discharging pus, from L. fistula pipe, ulcer (see FISTULA (Cf. fistula)). The noun is from c.1300. Related: Festered; festering …   Etymology dictionary

  • fester — [v] intensify; become inflamed aggravate, blister, canker, chafe, decay, gall, gather, irk, maturate, putrefy, rankle, rot, smolder, suppurate, ulcer, ulcerate; concepts 469,698 Ant. dissipate, get better, heal, lessen …   New thesaurus

  • fester — Fester, Feriari, Festos dies agitare, celebrare, aut concelebrare, Diem festum agere …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • fester — Fester. v. act. Chommer, celebrer une feste. On feste aujourd huy un tel Saint. On dit prov. & fig. d Une personne qui n a ny credit ny authorité, C est un saint qu on ne feste point …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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