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English noun: canker

1. canker (state) a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

Broader (hypernym)plant disease

2. canker (state) an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)

Synonymscanker sore

Broader (hypernym)ulcer, ulceration

3. canker (cognition) a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

SamplesRacism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation.
According to him, I was the canker in their midst.


Broader (hypernym)influence

English verb: canker

1. canker (body) become infected with a canker

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, sicken

2. canker (body) infect with a canker

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)infect

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