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cancerate

CANCERATE, v.i. To grow into a cancer; to become cancerous.




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CANCERATE, v.i. To grow into a cancer; to become cancerous.


CAN'CER-ATE, v.i.

To grow into a cancer; to become cancerous. – L'Estrange.


Can"cer*ate
  1. To grow into a cancer] to become cancerous.

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Cancerate

CANCERATE, verb intransitive To grow into a cancer; to become cancerous.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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split

SPLIT, v.t. pret. and pp. split. [G. See Spalt.]

1. To divide longitudinally or lengthwise; to separate a thing from end to end by force; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber; to split a board. It differs from crack. To crack is to open or partially separate; to split is to separate entirely.

2. To rend; to tear asunder by violence; to burst; as, to split a rock or a sail.

Cold winter splits the rocks in twain.

3. To divide; to part; as, to split a hair. The phrases to split the heart, to split a ray of light, are now inelegant and obsolete, especially the former. The phrase, to split the earth, is not strictly correct.

4. To dash and break on a rock; as, a ship stranded and split.

5. To divide; to break into discord; as a people split into parties.

6. To strain and pain with laughter; as, to split the sides.

SPLIT, v.i.

1. To burst; to part asunder; to suffer disruption; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them. Glass vessels often split when heated too suddenly.

2. To burst with laughter.

Each had a gravity would make you split.

3. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces. We were driven upon a rock, and the ship immediately split.

To split on a rock, to fail; to err fatally; to have the hopes and designs frustrated.

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