1. [ adjective ] having undergone infection
Synonyms: purulent pussy putrid infected

"festering sores" "an infected wound"

Related terms: septic
2. [ noun ] (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
Synonyms: maturation suppuration
Related terms: bodily_process medicine suppurate fester
3. [ noun ] (biology,anatomy) a fluid product of inflammation
Synonyms: purulence suppuration ichor sanies pus
Related terms: liquid_body_substance gleet suppurate
Similar spelling:   fester