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canker


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canker  \Can"ker\  (k[a^][ng]"k[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  canker,  cancre,  AS 
  cancer  (akin  to  D.  kanker,  OHG  chanchar.),  fr  L.  cancer  a 
  cancer;  or  if  a  native  word  cf  Gr  ?  excrescence  on  tree,  ? 
  gangrene.  Cf  also  OF  cancre,  F.  chancere,  fr  L.  cancer. 
  See  {cancer},  and  cf  {Chancre}.] 
  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.  Anything  which  corrodes,  corrupts,  or  destroy. 
 
  The  cankers  of  envy  and  faction.  --Temple. 
 
  3.  (Hort.)  A  disease  incident  to  trees,  causing  the  bark  to 
  rot  and  fall  off 
 
  4.  (Far.)  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. 
 
  5.  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canker  \Can"ker\  (k[a^][ng]"k[~e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Cankered}  (-k[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cankering}.] 
  1.  To  affect  as  a  canker;  to  eat  away  to  corrode;  to 
  consume. 
 
  No  lapse  of  moons  can  canker  Love.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  infect  or  pollute;  to  corrupt.  --Addison. 
 
  A  tithe  purloined  cankers  the  whole  estate. 
  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canker  \Can"ker\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  waste  away  grow  rusty,  or  be  oxidized,  as  a  mineral. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Silvering  will  sully  and  canker  more  than  gliding. 
  --Bacom. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canker 
  n  :  an  ulceration  (especially  of  the  lips  or  living  of  the 
  mouth) 
  v  1:  become  infected  with  a  canker 
  2:  infect  with  a  canker 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Canker 
  a  gangrene  or  mortification  which  gradually  spreads  over  the 
  whole  body  (2  Tim.  2:17).  In  James  5:3  cankered"  means  rusted" 
  (R.V.)  or  tarnished. 
 




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