cankerous


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can·ker·ous

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

(ˈkæŋkərəs)
adj
1. (Pathology) having cankers
2. infectious; corrupting
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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"
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Translations

cankerous

[ˈkæŋkərəs] ADJulceroso
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cankerous

adj (Med) → entzündet; (Vet, Bot) → brandig; (fig)krebsartig
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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.
"Good day, my lord." "And a very good cankerous a**e to you, my man."
The insiders as narrators in Petals of Blood made a pungent criticism of the erstwhile European imperialism and of its cankerous impact on the African nation by criticizing education as agents of neocolonialism, exposing the real cause of the corruption of the African Puppy Government, and revealing petty-bourgeoisie's intermediary role in the imperialist control of the African economy.
The new government now has yet another toxic legacy item to deal with and as with all the other cankerous items peppering the 'to-do' list there is no quick fix and no single solution.
This study, the first of its kind in the study area, has unraveled the deep rooted causes and revealed the actual and latent cankerous effects of the ethnoreligious crisis driven residential mobility on the civilized way of living and the proper functioning of the city in view.
That was the beginning of an agony that would tantalize him for a few days with a high fever and pain caused not necessarily by cancer, but by the spread of a cankerous skin infection and subcutaneous tissue, due to an unsterilized scalpel.