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Definitionof 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)
There are no more uses of "fester" in The Two Towers.
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