a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
ripen and generate pus;
"her wounds are festering"
- A dirty wound will probably fester.
- It's lucky that the wound did not fester.
- The crisis will fester.
- A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
I had cut it on a piece of tin..and now it had suddenly festered and was full of poison.出自： C. Isherwood