• Cankering Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canker

• Canker Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horses foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; -- usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  2. (v. i.) To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
  3. (n.) A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose.
  4. (n.) A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.
  5. (v. t.) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  6. (v. t.) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  7. (n.) A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.
  8. (n.) Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.
  9. (v. i.) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.