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canker

can·ker

canker

 
pronunciation:
kaeng kr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ulcerous sore, esp. inside the mouth.
synonyms:
ulceration
similar words:
blister, gumboil, lesion, pimple, ulcer
definition 2: a diseased area on a woody plant.
synonyms:
abscess
similar words:
disease, inflammation, lesion, tubercle, tumor
definition 3: an animal disease characterized by sores.
similar words:
disease
definition 4: any cause of corruption or decay.
synonyms:
blight, cancer, malignancy, ulcer
similar words:
bane, disease, infestation, pestilence, plague, poison, scourge
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cankered, cankering, cankers
definition 1: to infect with sores.
similar words:
blight, contaminate, infect, inflame, ulcerate
definition 2: to debilitate by spreading corruption.
synonyms:
debilitate, infect
similar words:
contaminate, corrode, corrupt, debase, enfeeble, harm, poison, pollute, taint, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be afflicted with or as if with cankers.
derivation: cankerous (adj.)