from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an ulcus, a rounded pore-like aperture, at one or both poles.
  • v. To cause an ulcer to develop.
  • v. To become ulcerous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. affect with an ulcer
  • v. undergo ulceration


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • The nodules grow larger and larger; they ulcerate and from them comes a foul discharge.

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  • And nothing had Bababalouk to present in their stead but a roasted wolf, vultures a la daube, aromatic herbs of the most acrid poignancy, rotten truffles, boiled thistles, and such other wild plants as most ulcerate the throat and parch up the tongue.

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