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cankered

[ kang-kerd ]
/ ˈkæŋ kərd /
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adjective
morally corrupt.
(of plants)
  1. destroyed or having portions destroyed by the feeding of a cankerworm.
  2. having a cankerous part; infected with a canker.
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Origin of cankered

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at canker, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM cankered

can·kered·ly, adverbcan·kered·ness, nounun·can·kered, adjective
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