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cancerate

[kan-suh-reyt]
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verb (used without object), can·cer·at·ed, can·cer·at·ing.
  1. to become cancerous; develop into cancer.

Origin of cancerate

First recorded in 1680–90, cancerate is from the Late Latin word cancerātus cancerous. See cancer, -ate1
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