festering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

festering

  1. Present participle of fester.

Noun[edit]

festering (plural festerings)

  1. The condition of something that festers.
    • 1842, Bradshaw's Journal (volume 3, page 89)
      [] discontent would creep in and breed festerings and mortifications in the New Moral World, or else decree its fate more rapidly by effecting its dissolution.