cancerate

[ kan-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈkæn səˌreɪt /

verb (used without object), can·cer·at·ed, can·cer·at·ing.

to become cancerous; develop into cancer.

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Origin of cancerate

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