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Noun
A corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
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“It is impossible not to recognize in the modern game an additional and growing canker that has attached itself to all the old familiar forms of dubious behavior.”
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A destructive fungal disease of apple and other trees that results in damage to the bark
“In the first stage, 8,000 trees are being treated with a copper spray, to contain the canker when trees are chopped down and burnt.”
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An ulcerous condition or disease of a human or animal
“Dab a small amount of bicarbonate of soda on mouth ulcers or cankers.”
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Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, especially in plants
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The larva of a butterfly or moth
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A sore on the skin made by chafing
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Mouth ulcer
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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To wear away or destroy gradually
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To grow worse and increasingly hostile
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