Cankered
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. [1913 Webster]

No lapse of moons can canker Love. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To infect or pollute; to corrupt. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

A tithe purloined cankers the whole estate. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cankered — Can kered, a. 1. Affected with canker; as, a cankered mouth. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected mentally or morally as with canker; sore, envenomed; malignant; fretful; ill natured. A cankered grandam s will. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cankered — index decadent, marred Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cankered — can·kered kərd adj affected with canker <a cankered mouth> …   Medical dictionary

  • cankered — cankeredly, adv. cankeredness, n. /kang keuhrd/, adj. 1. morally corrupt. 2. bad tempered. 3. (of plants) a. destroyed or having portions destroyed by the feeding of a cankerworm. b. having a cankerous part; infected with a canker. 4. ulcerated.… …   Universalium

  • cankered — can·kered || kæŋkÉ™(r) adj. corrupted from a moral point of view; decayed, destroyed; ulcerated can·ker || kæŋkÉ™ n. sore; plant disease; rot, decay v. destroy, cause decay; injure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cankered — adjective infect with a corrupting bitterness. → canker …   English new terms dictionary

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  • ulcerous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ulcerative, gangrenous, cankered; see unhealthy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. ulcerated, cankerous, cankered, festering, sore. ANT.: healthy, healing, clean …   English dictionary for students

  • 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. [1913 Webster] No lapse of moons can canker Love. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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