cankerous


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can·ker·ous

 (kăng′kər-əs)
adj.
1. Marked by or infected with canker; ulcerous.
2. Causing canker; ulcerating.

cankerous

(ˈkæŋkərəs)
adj
1. (Pathology) having cankers
2. infectious; corrupting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cankerous - having an ulcer or cankercankerous - having an ulcer or canker    
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
Translations

cankerous

[ˈkæŋkərəs] ADJulceroso

cankerous

adj (Med) → entzündet; (Vet, Bot) → brandig; (fig)krebsartig
References in classic literature ?
But the lovely aromas in that enchanted air did at last seem to dispel, for a moment, the cankerous thing in his soul.
Furthermore, to prevent recurrence of a plant disease in forthcoming years, cankerous branches are pruned off and burnt.
Confronted with implacable venality and corruption in the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, it has soldiered on to demand better governance and policies, all the while biding its time for when it could deal the cankerous polity a fatal blow.