cankerous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

canker +‎ -ous

Adjective[edit]

cankerous (comparative more cankerous, superlative most cankerous)

  1. Infected with canker; ulcerous.
  2. Causing canker; ulcerating.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1843 William Youatt, John Stuart Skinner - The Horse
    A pledget of tar should be dipped in the acid, and then firmly pressed on the cankerous surface.
  • 1861 Alfred Bate Richards - Croesus, King of Lydia
    Twas cankerous envy framed his sour reply.