Definitions of festering
  1. noun
    (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
    synonyms: maturation, suppuration
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    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  2. noun
    a fluid product of inflammation
    synonyms: ichor, purulence, pus, sanies, suppuration
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    a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
    type of:
    bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
    the liquid parts of the body
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