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Definitions and Synonyms of canker | Another word for canker | What is canker?

Definition 1: a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where canker or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation
  • according to him, I was the canker in their midst

Synonyms for canker in the sense of this definition

(canker is a kind of ...) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

Definition 2: an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for canker in the sense of this definition

(canker is a kind of ...) a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

Definition 3: a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark - [noun denoting state]

(canker is a kind of ...) a disease that affects plants

Definition 4: infect with a canker - [verb of body]

(canker is a kind of ...) communicate a disease to

"Your children have infected you with this head cold"

Definition 5: become infected with a canker - [verb of body]

(canker is a kind of ...) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

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