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  1. festering, suppuration, maturationnoun

    (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

    suppuration, ontogenesis, sanies, ripening, growth, ichor, growing, purulence, ontogeny, pus, maturation, maturement, development

  2. pus, purulence, suppuration, ichor, sanies, festeringnoun

    a fluid product of inflammation

    purulency, suppuration, sanies, ichor, purulence, pus, maturation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. festeringadjective

    suppurating, maturating, rankling

  2. festeringnoun

    suppuration, maturation, ulceration, fester, rankling

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  1. Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer:

    Given my desire to resolve a festering issue, I tried to find a way that would prevent the president from further involvement while trying all avenues to get Gallaghers file in front of a peer-review board, why? The Naval Special Warfare [NSW]community owns the Trident pin, not the secretary of the Navy, not the defense secretary, not even the president.If the review board concluded that Gallagher deserved to keep it, so be it.

  2. Yim Jong-yong:

    We need to help usher in a virtuous circle by making money flow into productive areas and away from non-productive sectors by removing these festering sores.

  3. Minerliz Soriano:

    It's been an open festering wound, minnie.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    Whatever your issue, your cause, the festering problem you hoped would be resolved, the political class has failed you, that’s what Donald Trump has tapped into.

  5. Attorney General Bill Barr:

    Some people would probably disagree with what I told him, but I did lay a lot of it on gang activity, my basic take was that this was not civil unrest or the product of some festering injustice. This was gang activity, basically opportunistic.

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