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canker

CANKER, n.

1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.

2. A popular name of certain small eroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children. They are generally covered with a whitish slough.

3. A virulent, corroding ulcer; or any thing that corrodes, corrupts or destroys.

Sacrilege may prove an eating canker.

And their word will eat as doth a canker. Tim. 2.

4. An eating, corroding, virulent humor; corrosion.

5. A kind of rose, the dog rose.

6. In farriery, a running thrush of the worst kind; a disease in horses feet, discharging a fetid matter from the cleft in the middle of the frog.

CANKER, v.i. To grow corrupt; to decay, or waste away by means of any noxious cause; to grow rusty, or to be oxydized, as a metal.




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CANKER, n.

1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.

2. A popular name of certain small eroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children. They are generally covered with a whitish slough.

3. A virulent, corroding ulcer; or any thing that corrodes, corrupts or destroys.

Sacrilege may prove an eating canker.

And their word will eat as doth a canker. Tim. 2.

4. An eating, corroding, virulent humor; corrosion.

5. A kind of rose, the dog rose.

6. In farriery, a running thrush of the worst kind; a disease in horses feet, discharging a fetid matter from the cleft in the middle of the frog.

CANKER, v.i. To grow corrupt; to decay, or waste away by means of any noxious cause; to grow rusty, or to be oxydized, as a metal.


CANK'ER, n. [L. cancer; Sax. cancere or cancre; D. kanker; Fr. chancre; It. canchero. This is the Latin cancer, with the Roman pronunciation. See Cancer.]

  1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.
  2. A popular name of certain small eroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children. They are generally covered with a whitish slough. – Cyc.
  3. A virulent, corroding ulcer; or any thing that corrodes, corrupts or destroys. Sacrilege may prove an eating canker. – Atterbury. And their word will eat as doth a canker. – 2 Tim. ii.
  4. An eating, corroding, virulent humor; corrosion. – Shak.
  5. A kind of rose, the dog-rose. – Peacham. Shak.
  6. In farriery, a running thrush of the worst kind; a disease in horses' feet, discharging a fetid matter from the cleft in the middle of the frog. – Encyc.

CAN'KER, v.i.

To grow corrupt; to decay, or waste away by means of any noxious cause; to grow rusty, or to be oxydized, as a metal. – Bacon.


CANK'ER, v.t.

  1. To eat, corrode, corrupt, consume, in a manner that a cancer affects the body. – Herbert.
  2. To infect or pollute. – Addison.

Can"ker
  1. A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.
  2. To affect as a canker] to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

    No lapse of moons can canker Love.
    Tennyson.

  3. To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.

    [Obs.]

    Silvering will sully and canker more than gliding.
    Bacom.

  4. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.

    The cankers of envy and faction.
    Temple.

  5. To infect or pollute; to corrupt.

    Addison.

    A tithe purloined cankers the whole estate.
    Herbert.

  6. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.

    Deceit and cankered malice.
    Dryden.

    As with age his body uglier grows,
    So his mind cankers.
    Shak.

  7. A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.
  8. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; -- usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  9. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose.

    To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose.
    And plant this thorm, this canker, Bolingbroke.
    Shak.

    Black canker. See under Black.

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Canker

CANKER, noun

1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.

2. A popular name of certain small eroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children. They are generally covered with a whitish slough.

3. A virulent, corroding ulcer; or any thing that corrodes, corrupts or destroys.

Sacrilege may prove an eating canker

And their word will eat as doth a canker Tim. 2.

4. An eating, corroding, virulent humor; corrosion.

5. A kind of rose, the dog rose.

6. In farriery, a running thrush of the worst kind; a disease in horses feet, discharging a fetid matter from the cleft in the middle of the frog.

CANKER, verb intransitive To grow corrupt; to decay, or waste away by means of any noxious cause; to grow rusty, or to be oxydized, as a metal.

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