Definitions of canker

  1. To infect with canker; eat like a canker; corrode; fester.
  2. To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  3. To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  4. Infect with poisonous influence.
  5. To eat into, corrupt, or destroy: to infect or pollute.
  6. To corrode or embitter.
  7. To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  8. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
  9. To become diseased.
  10. To grow corrupt: to decay.
  11. To grow corrupt.
  12. infect with a canker
  13. an ulceration ( especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
  14. To corrode; to infect; to pollute.
  15. To eat; to corrode; to consume, as a cancer does the body; to grow corrupt; to waste away by degrees.
  16. an ulceration ( especially of the lips or living of the mouth)
  17. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.
  18. A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.
  19. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog- rose.
  20. 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.
  21. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; - usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  22. Anything which causes rot or decay; a gangrenous ulcer, particularly in the mouth; a small white sore in the mouth.
  23. Small sores in the mouth: a disease in trees, or in horses feet: anything that corrupts or consumes.
  24. A disease in animals or plants; anything that corrodes.
  25. An ulcerous sore; a group of small ulcers in the mouth; a disease of fruit trees; any secret or spreading evil.
  26. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall: certain small corroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children; anything that corrodes, corrupts, or destroys; a disease in a horse's foot, consisting of a running thrush of the worst kind; the dog- rose.
  27. A disease in trees which causes the bark to rot and fall off; a corroding ulcer.
  28. Cankerous.