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ulcerate

[ uhl-suh-reyt ]
/ 藞蕦l s蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ul路cer路at路ed, ul路cer路at路ing.
to form an ulcer; become ulcerous: His skin ulcerated after exposure to radioactive material.
verb (used with object), ul路cer路at路ed, ul路cer路at路ing.
to cause an ulcer on or in: Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.
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Origin of ulcerate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Latin ulcer膩tus (past participle of ulcer膩re to make sore), equivalent to ulcer- (see ulcer) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ulcerate

ul路cer路a路tion, nounun路ul路cer路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ulcerate

ulcerate
/ (藞蕦ls蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to make or become ulcerous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ulcerate

ulcerate
[ 怒ls蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

v.
To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.

Other words from ulcerate

ulcer鈥鈥瞭ive (-s蓹-r膩鈥瞭沫v, -s蓹r-蓹-t沫v) adj.
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