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fester
used in The Two Towers

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Definition of an injury:  to be inflamed and create pus

generally:  get worse — especially through inattention
  • I grieve that so much that was good now festers in the tower.
    3.10 -- Book 3 Chapter 10 -- The Voice of Saruman (82% in)
  • But always they found its outward faces sheer, high and impassable, frowning over the plain below; beyond its tumbled skirts lay livid festering marshes where nothing moved and not even a bird was to be seen.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (2% in)

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