ulcerate

[ uhl-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈʌl səˌreɪt /

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

to form an ulcer; become ulcerous: His skin ulcerated after exposure to radioactive material.

verb (used with object), ul·cer·at·ed, ul·cer·at·ing.

to cause an ulcer on or in: Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.

Nearby words

  1. ulanova, galina,
  2. ulbricht,
  3. ulbricht, walter,
  4. ulcc,
  5. ulcer,
  6. ulcerated,
  7. ulceration,
  8. ulcerative,
  9. ulcerative colitis,
  10. ulcerative stomatitis

Origin of ulcerate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ulcerātus (past participle of ulcerāre to make sore), equivalent to ulcer- (see ulcer) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsul·cer·a·tion, nounun·ul·cer·at·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ulcerated

ulcerate

/ (ˈʌlsəˌreɪt) /

verb

to make or become ulcerous
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Medicine definitions for ulcerated

ulcerate

[ ŭlsə-rāt′ ]

v.

To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
Related formsulcer•a′tive (-sə-rā′tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.


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