Jewish refugees were absorbed in Israel and the West; the Palestinians were left to fester in camps.
The gossip began to fester about who really killed him, though Raymond remained the favorite suspect.
It is this length of time during which the allegations were allowed to fester that is so puzzling.
The paradox, therefore, is that without the pressure of the current crisis, the much deeper crisis will continue to fester.
But they will leave the country rudderless, the victory will be hollow, and the problems will be left to fester.
It was one of those domestic thorns which fester and hamper, but to which the very best of men have to submit.
Yet his heart still seemed to fester with the venom of the dagger.
Undercote, or undercoat; fester under the skin (coat is "cutis," skin).
I'd not ha' clinched the nail, if I saw it was goin' to fester you!
It is far better to throw these differences open to the assembly of nations than to permit them to fester in silent danger.
fester fes·ter (fěs'tər)
v. fes·tered, fes·ter·ing, fes·ters
To form pus; putrefy.