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fester

verb [I] (FEELING)    /ˈfes.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
If an argument or bad feeling festers, it continues so that feelings of hate or lack of satisfaction increase : It's better to express your anger than let it fester inside you. a festering argument / dispute Increasing and intensifying
(Definition of fester verb (FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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