Ulcerate

/ˈʌlsəreɪt/

Origin

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

Ulcerate

verb (used without object)

  1. to form an

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Ulcerate

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause an

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Ulcerate

verb

  1. to make or become ulcerous

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Ulcerate

v.

  1. To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.

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Ulcerate

verb

  1. Develop into or become affected by an ulcer.

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Ulcerate

verb

  1. : to affect with or as if with an ulcer
  2. : to become affected with or as if with an ulcer

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Example sentences for Ulcerate

  1. The pupil is usually dilated, the cornea becomes opaque and may ulcerate, and there is photophobia and sometimes diplopia.
  2. In the simple form of this disease, the throat, though often more or less sore, does not ulcerate.
  3. It forms an indolent swelling, which tends to break down slowly and to ulcerate.
  4. As the disease progresses the nodules tend to break down and ulcerate, leaving open sores.
  5. The skin of the affected part may become brawny and slightly scaly, and not infrequently may break down and ulcerate.

Related words & Synonyms

smolder, blister, chafe, aggravate, decay, gather, canker, gall, irk, maturate, ulcer, putrefy, suppurate, rot, rankle

Nearby words

Ulanova , Ulan Ude , Ulbricht , ULCC , ulcer , ulceration , ulcerative , ulcerative colitis , ulcerative stomatitis , ulcerogenic

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