fester (v.) Old form(s): festring
corrupt, putrify, rot
Cor I.ix.30[Cominius to Martius, of Martius' wounds] Well might they fester 'gainst ingratitude
H5 IV.iii.88.1[Montjoy to King Henry, of the threatened English] their poor bodies / Must lie and fester
RJ IV.iii.43[Juliet alone, of the tomb where she will wake] Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth, / Lies festering
Sonn.94.14[] Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds
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