festering


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Synonyms for festering

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

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She writes to help in the healing of the many wounds still festering because of this war, and she emphasizes the stories of individuals who have found some peace even after their traumas.
The passing on of abuse is deeply self-destructive, because it invariably reduces security, provokes reciprocal rage and creates festering civil strife and intrastate genocide.
The team studied cystic fibrosis patients aged 18 to 34, giving them antibiotics at the study's start to clear any festering lung infections.
Only when the local law enforcement discovers giant leeches festering in a swamp do they learn the true location of the missing bodies.
Yet Elliott and Dean are sadly endearing as two formerly loving brothers who have allowed their long-deceased failure of a father to drive a wedge of misunderstanding between them that has been festering for 28 years.
The barriers the uninsured face to scheduling primary care visits result in minor emergencies festering into major ones and a higher proportion of minor emergency visits.
Since the Los Angeles city clerk resolved the community's festering dispute over the council's questionable elections - by removing two representatives from office but letting the others stay - both sides have grown disillusioned with the whole process.
today in his City Hall office in what is being called a "last-ditch" effort to bring the festering conflict to a civil resolution.
But Los Angeles police in the Foothill Division said tensions between rival gangs in the Northeast Valley and North Hollywood that have been festering for years erupted in violence.
The charges against Rubin are a reminder to us all of the dangers of festering hate.
One hears words such as hate, envy and revulsion, which are all inadequate screens used too often by our political pundits to hide, it would seem, a festering wound that they know not how - or choose not - to cure.