fester

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French festre (cognate with Italian fistola, Occitan fistola, Spanish fistola), from Latin fistula. The verb is derived from the noun, while the “condition of something that festers” noun sense is derived from the verb.

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fester (plural festers)

  1. (pathology, obsolete) A fistula.
  2. (pathology) A sore or an ulcer of the skin.
  3. The condition of something that festers; a festering; a festerment.

Verb[edit]

fester (third-person singular simple present festers, present participle festering, simple past and past participle festered)

  1. (intransitive) To become septic; to become rotten.
  2. (intransitive) To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
    Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester.
  3. (transitive) To cause to fester or rankle.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fester c

  1. plural indefinite of fest

Verb[edit]

fester

  1. present tense of feste

German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

fester

  1. inflected form of fest

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

fester m

  1. indefinite plural of fest

Verb[edit]

fester

  1. present tense of feste

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fester

  1. indefinite plural of fest