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fester
used in Turtles All the Way Down

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Definition
of an injury:  to be inflamed and create pus

generally:  get worse — especially through inattention
  • And you left the same Band-Aid on for—God—probably thirty-seven hours by now, just letting it fester inside that warm, moist old Band-Aid.
    p. 128.7

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