Definition of Cankerous

1. Adjective. Having an ulcer or canker.

Exact synonyms: Ulcerated, Ulcerous
Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Canker, Ulcer



Definition of Cankerous

1. a. Affecting like a canker.

Definition of Cankerous

1. Adjective. Infected with canker; ulcerous ¹

2. Adjective. Causing canker; ulcerating ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cankerous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cankerous

canisters
canities
canities circumscripta
canities poliosis
canities unguium
canivorous
canker brake
canker rash
canker sore
canker sores
cankered
cankeredness
cankering
cankerlike
cankerous (current term)
cankers
cankerweed
cankerworm
cankerworms
cankery
cankle
cankles
canlike
cann
cann't
canna
canna lily
cannabene
cannabic

Literary usage of Cankerous

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"... their cloathes endangering their eyesight and healths, by their cankerous dust and evil scent. In raking up this dung-heap (according to my ..."

2. Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry, Translated: With Notes on the Translation by Aristotle, Thomas Twining, Daniel Twining (1812)
"THE cankerous WOUND THAT EATS MY FLESH. should read, probably, for the sake of the metre, ... cankerous ..."

3. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"cankerous stems are found on every soil and locality, but the disease is less prevalent on ... Remove cankerous stems in thinnings and preparatory fellings, ..."

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