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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.”
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.”
The state or process of rotting or decomposition
(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
A sore on the skin caused by chafing
The larva of a butterfly or moth
Mouth ulcer
To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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To wear away or destroy gradually
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