Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
  • intransitive verb To cause ulceration of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form an ulcer or ulcers; become converted into an ulcer.
  • To affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers.
  • intransitive verb To be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective palynology, of a pollen grain Having an ulcus, a rounded pore-like aperture, at one or both poles.
  • verb medicine, transitive To cause an ulcer to develop.
  • verb medicine, intransitive To become ulcerous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb affect with an ulcer
  • verb undergo ulceration

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Examples

  • The things to look out for are: if the mole rapidly enlarges, changes in colour ie it becomes darker or lighter or goes red, if it is irregular in outline, if it starts to itch – and certainly if it starts to bleed or ulcerate.

    Three-minute fix… check your moles

  • The things to look out for are: if the mole rapidly enlarges, changes in colour ie it becomes darker or lighter or goes red, if it is irregular in outline, if it starts to itch – and certainly if it starts to bleed or ulcerate.

    Three-minute fix… check your moles

  • If untreated, the lesion may blister, ulcerate and eventually result in dead tissue.

    Spider Bites

  • They all have ridges when they come in, and unless they're addressed, they become very sharp and they actually chew and ulcerate the insides of their mouth.

    A Dentist Who Goes Straight To The Horse's Mouth

  • Sclerotherapy is not used to treat varicose veins, simply because the vessels are too big; injecting that much salt could ulcerate the leg. In the old days before laser surgery as recently as ten years ago, vascular surgery was the only treatment available for varicose veins.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Sclerotherapy is not used to treat varicose veins, simply because the vessels are too big; injecting that much salt could ulcerate the leg. In the old days before laser surgery as recently as ten years ago, vascular surgery was the only treatment available for varicose veins.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Sclerotherapy is not used to treat varicose veins, simply because the vessels are too big; injecting that much salt could ulcerate the leg. In the old days before laser surgery as recently as ten years ago, vascular surgery was the only treatment available for varicose veins.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • But such defluxions as are determined to the eyes being possessed of strong and varied acrimonies, ulcerate the eyelids, and in some cases corrode the and parts below the eyes upon which they flow, and even occasion rupture and erosion of the tunic which surrounds the eyeball.

    On Ancient Medicine

  • If you were to swallow a capsule containing the digestive secretions of a cat, the contents of that capsule would be so acidic that they would almost instantly ulcerate the lining of your stomach.

    Happy 4th of July! | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Their nipples became sore in the usual way, with bluish pustules; but as remedies were early applied, they did not ulcerate to any extent.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

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