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canker meaning and definition

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Definition of canker (noun)

  1. a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
  2. an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
  3. a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
    • "racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"
    • synonyms: pestilence


Definition of canker (verb)

  1. become infected with a canker
  2. infect with a canker
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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