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verb [intransitive] fester pronunciation in British English /ˈfestə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfester
he/she/itfesters
present participlefestering
past tensefestered
past participlefestered
  1. 3
    if a problem or unpleasant feeling festers, it becomes worse because no one has dealt with it

    This festering hatred could tear the community apart.

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