- to cause an ulcer on or in: Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.
Origin of ulcerate
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Should the wound not readily heal, but ulcerate, it may be bathed with alum-water.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry
In scurvy the mouth and gums inflame and ulcerate, the latter becoming swollen, spongy, and of a bluish-red color.
Like other foreign bodies, a gall-stone may ulcerate through the intestine, producing fatal peritonitis.
And thus, when suffering does not ulcerate the heart and make it savage, it is the most softening of all influences.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus
G. A. Chadwick
The eyes may remain open for such long periods of time that the conjunctiva and sclera may become quite dry and ulcerate.Benign Stupors
- to make or become ulcerous
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- To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
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