Cankering
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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