Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun festering

2 senses of festering

Sense 1
festering, suppuration, maturation -- ((medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus)
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 2
pus, purulence, suppuration, ichor, sanies, festering -- (a fluid product of inflammation)
       => liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour -- (the liquid parts of the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fester

1 sense of fester

Sense 1
fester, maturate, suppurate -- (ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering")
       => exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

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