cancerate

[ kan-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈkæn səˌreɪt /

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

to become cancerous; develop into cancer.

Nearby words

  1. cancer cluster,
  2. cancer family,
  3. cancer gene,
  4. cancer stick,
  5. cancer á deux,
  6. canceration,
  7. cancerian,
  8. cancerophobia,
  9. cancerous,
  10. cancerroot

Origin of cancerate

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

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