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fe stuh ring

  • n  (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
  • n  a fluid product of inflammation
  • v  ripen and generate pus
    her wounds are festering

  • The first film has a screwball-comedy briskness that made Tony an outsized monster, a festering lesion on the body politic, without stopping more than once or twice to spell out .
  • The festering anger over Gujarat serves as irresistible fodder for extremist groups who direct their message to India's increasingly disaffected Muslims.
  • Another big problem: improper holding temperatures (22% of restaurants kept food either not hot enough or not cold enough), which can potentially lead to bacteria festering in .

  • William Shatner in Wired News
    Talk about festering and not living the truth of your life and feeling badly about yourself and being fearful that somebody'll find out this terrible, terrible secret, so he thought,Shatner says. "Like, who cares? Be gay, don't be gay --...
  • Condoleezza Rice in USA Today
    We're trying to deal with a problem that has been festering and brewing in Lebanon now for years and years and years,Rice said Sunday.
  • John McCallum in Winnipeg Sun
    Mr. Flaherty labelled this a Band-Aid solution and rejected it out of hand, so the wound has been festering all these months since then and today,McCallum said. "When the voters practically have the ballots in their hands, he slaps a Band...

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