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Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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(pathology) Plural for an abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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Plural for an abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin
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Plural for the larva of a butterfly or moth
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Plural for 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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