1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin ulcerātus (past participle of ulcerāre to make sore), equivalent to ulcer- (see ulcer) + -ātus-ate1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Late Middle English from Latin ulcerat- ‘made ulcerous’, from the verb ulcerare. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Ulcerate
verb (used without object)
- to form an
verb (used with object)
- to cause an
- to make or become ulcerous
- To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
- Develop into or become affected by an ulcer.
- : to affect with or as if with an ulcer
- : to become affected with or as if with an ulcer
Example sentences for Ulcerate
- The pupil is usually dilated, the cornea becomes opaque and may ulcerate, and there is photophobia and sometimes diplopia.
- In the simple form of this disease, the throat, though often more or less sore, does not ulcerate.
- It forms an indolent swelling, which tends to break down slowly and to ulcerate.
- As the disease progresses the nodules tend to break down and ulcerate, leaving open sores.
- The skin of the affected part may become brawny and slightly scaly, and not infrequently may break down and ulcerate.
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