fester vs maturate what difference

what is difference between fester and maturate

English

Etymology

From Old French festre (cognate with Italian fistola, Occitan fistola, Spanish fístula), from Latin fistula. The verb is derived from the noun, while the “condition of something that festers” noun sense is derived from the verb. Doublet of fistula.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɛstə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɛstɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛstə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: fes‧ter

Noun

fester (plural festers)

  1. (pathology, obsolete) A fistula.
  2. (pathology) A sore or an ulcer of the skin.
  3. The condition of something that festers; a festering; a festerment.

Verb

fester (third-person singular simple present festers, present participle festering, simple past and past participle festered)

  1. (intransitive) To become septic; to become rotten.
  2. (intransitive) To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
  3. (transitive) To cause to fester or rankle.
    • c. 1599–1600, John Marston, Antonios Reuenge. The Second Part. As it hath beene Sundry Times Acted, by the Children of Paules, London: Printed [by Richard Bradock] for Thomas Fisher, and are to be soulde [by Matthew Lownes] in Saint Dunstans Church-yarde, published 1602, →OCLC, Act I, scene i; republished in J[ames] O[rchard] Halliwell, editor, The Works of John Marston. Reprinted from the Original Editions. With Notes, and some Account of His Life and Writings. […] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: John Russell Smith, Soho Square, 1856, →OCLC, page 74:
      For which I burnt in inward sweltring hate, / And festred rankling malice in my breast, / Till I might belke revenge upon his eyes: []

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • festeringly
  • festerment
  • festerous (rare)

Translations

Anagrams

  • Freets, efters, freest, freets

Danish

Noun

fester c

  1. indefinite plural of fest

Verb

fester

  1. present of feste

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛstɐ

Adjective

fester

  1. inflection of fest:
    1. strong/mixed nominative masculine singular
    2. strong genitive/dative feminine singular
    3. strong genitive plural

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

fester m

  1. indefinite plural of fest

Verb

fester

  1. present of feste

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse festr.

Noun

fester f (definite singular festra or festri, indefinite plural festrer, definite plural festrene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by fest f

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

fester f

  1. indefinite plural of fest

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

fester

  1. present tense of feste (to fasten)

Swedish

Noun

fester

  1. indefinite plural of fest


English

Etymology

Latin maturatus, past participle of maturare (to make ripe).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmætjʊɹeɪt/, /ˈmætʃəɹeɪt/

Verb

maturate (third-person singular simple present maturates, present participle maturating, simple past and past participle maturated)

  1. (transitive) To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
    • A tree may be maturated artificially.
  2. (medicine, transitive) To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
  3. (medicine, intransitive) To undergo perfect suppuration.

Synonyms

  • mature

Italian

Verb

maturate

  1. inflection of maturare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of maturato

Latin

Participle

mātūrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of mātūrātus

References

  • maturate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • maturate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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