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Definition of an injury:  to be inflamed and create pus

generally:  get worse — especially through inattention
  • She had a festering boil on her neck.
festering = inflamed and creating pus
  • Her wounds are festering.
  • festering = getting worse
  • For over a year the memory and the desire for vengeance festered in her heart.
  • Bad morale has festered in the department for years.
  • Terrorists and their supporters are not confined to the remote regions of some faraway land but can grow and fester right here at home.
    George Holding (U.S. Attorney for eastern North Carolina)
  • My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.
    Job 7:5 (NIV)
  • So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on men and animals.
    Exodus 9:10 (NIV)
  • The harm you did to him will fester and pain you all of your life unless you're able to make up for it.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • fester = get worse
  • No need to fester it.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • fester = make it worse
  • But if you had the same hole and no maggots you simply festered for a while and then you had gangrene.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • festered = suffered inflammation and created pus
  • You'll find yourself wanting to stay inside beside the fire where it's easy for your anger to fester like a Devil's Club thorn.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Death sentences cannot cure the festering sore.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Most of them were disfigured by frost-bitten noses and cheeks, and nearly all had red, swollen and festering eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • That one would burn and fester.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • A proscribed fugitive, with a price upon his head; a fester and a wound upon the noble character of the Coketown operative!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The memories are there—they must come out, they must emerge, they cannot be allowed to fester any longer.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Today, however, he was having great trouble making his way, and hobbled along on three legs; the fourth had a wound on it, and the wound was festering.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The brisk air of spring did not dispel the stench of engine oil and festering wounds.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Madness lurked behind them, two festering pools of sickness.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • After festering for three thousand years in the depths of Tartarus, you call me hasty?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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