Fester vs Poison - What's the difference?

fester | poison |

As verbs the difference between fester and poison

is that fester is to become septic; to become rotten while poison is to use poison to kill or paralyse somebody.

As a noun poison is

a substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.




(en verb)
  • To become septic; to become rotten.
  • * Milton
  • Wounds immedicable / Rankle, and fester , and gangrene.
  • To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
  • Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester .
  • * Macaulay
  • Hatred festered in the hearts of the children of the soil.
  • To cause to fester or rankle.
  • * Marston
  • For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate, / And fester'd rankling malice in my breast.


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    (wikipedia poison)


    (en noun)
  • A substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.
  • We used a poison to kill the weeds.
  • Something that harms a person or thing.
  • Gossip is a malicious poison .
  • (informal) A drink; liquor.
  • - What's your poison ?
    - I'll have a glass of whisky.


    * (substance that is harmful) atter, bane, contaminant, pollutant, toxin, venom

    Derived terms

    * poison gas * poison hemlock * poison ivy * poison oak * poison-pen letter * poison pill * poison sumac * poisoner * poisoning * poisonous * poisonwood * rat poison * what's your poison


    (en verb)
  • To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody
  • The assassin poisoned the king.
  • To pollute; to cause some part of the environment to become poisonous
  • That factory is poisoning the river.
  • To cause something to become much worse
  • Suspicion will poison their relationship.
    He poisoned the mood in the room with his non-stop criticism.
  • To cause someone to hate or to have unfair negative opinions
  • She's poisoned him against all his old friends.


    * (to pollute) contaminate, pollute, taint * (to cause to become worse) corrupt, taint

    Derived terms

    * lead poisoning * poisoned chalice * radiation poisoning


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