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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for ulceration (1 of 2)

ulceration
/ (ˌʌlsəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the development or formation of an ulcer
an ulcer or an ulcerous condition

British Dictionary definitions for ulceration (2 of 2)

ulcerate
/ (ˈʌlsəˌreɪt) /

verb

to make or become ulcerous
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Medical definitions for ulceration (1 of 2)

ulceration
[ ŭl′sə-rāshən ]

n.

Development of an ulcer.
An ulcer or an ulcerous condition.

Medical definitions for ulceration (2 of 2)

ulcerate
[ ŭlsə-rāt′ ]

v.

To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.

Other words from ulcerate

ulcer•a′tive (-sə-rā′tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.
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