Dictionary.com

ulcerate

[ uhl-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈʌl səˌreɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: ulcerate / ulcerated / ulceration on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of ulcerate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ulcerate

ul·cer·a·tion, nounun·ul·cer·at·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use ulcerate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ulcerate

ulcerate
/ (ˈʌlsəˌreɪt) /

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

Medical definitions for ulcerate

ulcerate
[ ŭlsə-rāt′ ]

v.
To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.

Other words from ulcerate

ulcer•a′tive (-sə-rā′tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK