ulcerate(redirected from ulcerating)
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v. ul·cer·at·ed, ul·cer·at·ing, ul·cer·ates
To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
To cause ulceration of.
ul′cer·a′tive (-sə-rā′tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.
(Pathology) to make or become ulcerous
v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.i.
1. to form an ulcer; become ulcerous.v.t.
2. to cause an ulcer on or in.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
Past participle: ulcerated
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|Verb||1.||ulcerate - undergo ulceration; "Her stomach ulcerated"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||ulcerate - affect with an ulcer; "Her stomach was ulcerated"|
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"