n.脓疮 vi.溃烂,化脓 vt.使烦恼,使溃烂
动词过去式:festered 过去分词:festered 现在分词:festering 第三人称单数:festers
1 (of a cut or wound) become infected and filled with pus （指伤口）溃烂, 化脓
*a festering sore 化脓的伤处.
2 (fig 比喻) (of feelings or thoughts) become more bitter and angry （指感情或思想）更加痛苦和愤怒
*The resentment festered in his mind. 他心中的愤恨有增无已.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: festre 'sore hole in flesh', from Latin fistula]
if an unpleasant feeling or problem festers, it gets worse because it has not been dealt with
The dispute can be traced back to resentments which have festered for centuries.
if a wound festers, it becomes infected
if rubbish or dirty objects fester, they decay and smell bad