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A corrupting influence that is difficult to eradicate
“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.”
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.”
An ulcerous condition or disease of a human or animal
“Dab a small amount of bicarbonate of soda on mouth ulcers or cankers.”
Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, especially in plants
The larva of a butterfly or moth
Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
A sore on the skin made by chafing
Mouth ulcer
To lower in character, dignity, or quality
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“Such shameless ambulance chasing cankers the legal profession.”
To consume or wear away gradually
To grow worse and increasingly hostile
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