Definitions of festering

  1. a fluid product of inflammation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of Fester Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Rankling; growing more corrupt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for festering

  1. All were stimulated, not only by their native courage, but by the resentment which, since their disgrace, had been festering in their breasts. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  2. What news could the vacant woods, or those festering corpses lying under the trees, give the lad of his lost brother? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray