Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
intransitive verb[no object]Medicine
(of a boil, abscess, etc.) form pus.
fester, form pus, swell up, gather, discharge, rot, run, weep, ooze, come to a head
- ‘if you got a wound in that country it never healed but festered white and maturated’
Mid 16th century from Latin maturat- ‘ripened, hastened’, from the verb maturare, from maturus (see mature).
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